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Tearful Stephanie Davis tells Loose Women of battle with depression

Published 09/02/2016

Stephanie Davis after leaving the Celebrity Big Brother house
Stephanie Davis after leaving the Celebrity Big Brother house

Celebrity Big Brother's Stephanie Davis broke down in tears on television as she spoke about her battle with depression and taking an overdose.

Davis joined ITV's Loose Women panel as a guest following her exit from the Big Brother house, which saw her emerge as the runner-up of this year's series.

The former Hollyoaks actress grabbed headlines inside the house thanks to her relationship with former Mr Ireland finalist Jeremy McConnell, despite her having a boyfriend Sam Reece outside the house.

The 22-year-old told Loose Women she took an overdose a few years ago because she was depressed and could not see herself "getting out of this any more".

"I never really had anyone who really loved me for me and it all got too much and I got really depressed and I don't want to get upset, I don't know why I'm getting upset," she said.

She spoke about her romance with McConnell and revealed he was flying over from Dublin to see her.

She said: "We're just going to talk about things and obviously it's hard because I feel like everybody's got an opinion, whether we've got to get married or we've got to break up.

"You know, who knows what's going to happen in the future? But right now I've found someone that, I can't believe I've found someone that actually loves me. I can't believe it."

Davis and former boyfriend Reece parted ways following a text message she sent after exiting the Big Brother house.

During her time in the house, the actress had various outbursts, the most notorious of which saw security being called in to the Diary Room to calm her down.

Tempers flared between her and former EastEnders actress Danniella Westbrook, who told her: "You'll never work again off the back of this show."

Best known for playing Sinead O'Connor in the Channel 4 soap, she also previously dated One Direction's Zayn Malik briefly.

She hit headlines last year when reports surfaced saying she had been sacked from Hollyoaks after storming off the set.

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