Jade's pill confession
13:30 26 April 2006
(BANG) - Jade Goody has confessed she is hooked on slimming pills.
The 'Big Brother' star, who recently admitted she had battled an eating disorder, made the startling revelation after collapsing during the London Marathon on Sunday (23.04.06).
The troubled celebrity admitted she felt under constant pressure to compete with slimmer stars like 'Celebrity Big Brother' winner Chantelle Houghton.
Mum-of-two Jade, who has had plastic surgery to improve her looks, said she turned to slimming pills after being branded 'Miss Piggy' during her time in the reality TV show.
The 25-year-old brunette, who released a fitness video and runs her own beauty salon, said she resorted to pills which she believed contained amphetamines.
At one point Jade even mixed the tablets with absinthe.
She was quoted in Britain's Daily Star newspaper as saying: "I couldn't buy them myself in the case I got photographed. My mate got them for me from a little shop around the corner."
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