Freddie Flintoff: Top Gear star breaks silence on secret health battle in candid admission

Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff, 42, has admitted he suffered from bulimia for the primary time forward of addressing his health battle in a brand new documentary. Bulimia nervosa is an consuming dysfunction characterised by binge-eating adopted by purging, which might embody vomiting, taking laxatives, fasting or exercising excessively.

The Top Gear presenter is about to talk about the consuming dysfunction in an hour-long TV particular entitled Freddie Flintoff On Bulimia for BBC One.

Freddie beforehand stored his expertise with bulimia a secret after creating it when he joined the England cricket staff.

He mentioned it was prompted by scrutiny from followers, the press and his colleagues.

Within the present, the star will clarify how he felt below strain to maintain up along with his slimmer, fitter teammates.

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The documentary will even see the sportsman meet consultants and male victims in order to assist develop a greater understanding of what it means to be a person with an consuming dysfunction.

When discussing his motivations behind the documentary, Freddie mentioned: “If this resonates with one individual watching, or by this we will present somebody that there’s assist on the market, then that is value doing.”

BBC director of content material Charlotte Moore mentioned: “I wish to thank Freddie for opening up about his wrestle with bulimia in this very private movie for BBC One.

“I hope this movie will elevate consciousness a couple of topic that’s all too typically a taboo and make a distinction to the way in which males speak about psychological health.”


Talking to, he divulged: “I want all of them the easiest however I don’t watch it.

“It was my child after which it received taken away and so they’ve received it now. It’s like should you’ve received a child and it’s put up for adoption you hope the child’s introduced up very effectively.”

Paddy not too long ago insisted to the identical publication he would by no means have a “unhealthy phrase” to say concerning the authentic Top Gear trio: Jeremy, Richard Hammond and James Could.

He instructed the publication: “Talking for myself, personally, I get requested so much about how I really feel about these three but when it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be right here as a result of they labored their socks off to get Top Gear to the place it’s now.

“I’ll by no means have a nasty phrase about them actually. I met Richard Hammond simply after it received introduced we received the present and he was actually pretty; I’ve by no means met James and I’ve by no means met Jeremy.”

Paddy’s fellow Top Gear host Chris Harris additionally pressured: “Folks typically take a look at the previous by the rose-tinted glass however should you return to Top Gear 2000/2002 the chemistry wasn’t there, it took time to develop.

“Once we took a battering about there being no chemistry, they knew higher than anybody that takes time. You may’t simply throw three strangers in a room and anticipate them to the nice buddies.”

Top Gear airs tonight at 8pm on BBC Two.

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