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Loose Women's Linda Robson details 'meltdown' before Stacey Solomon rushed her to Priory

Linda Robson, 64, has admitted that the new autobiography she's been creating has been "a bit like counselling" for her, after reliving all of her darkest thoughts about depression, suicidal tendencies and alcohol dependency in a chilling "trip down memory lane".

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'She outed me!' Andrea McLean on moment Linda Robson broke personal news on Loose Women
Andrea McLean has opened up about the time her Loose Women co-star Linda Robson “outed” her live on air by revealing that she was going through the menopause in an exclusive interview with Scottish journalist, who spoke about her experience of the menopause as part of the Boots and No7 Menopause Monologues, went on to clarify that she “loved” Linda for “changing her life”.  Popular presenter and This Girl Is On Fire founder Andrea was plunged into menopause at 46 after she had to undergo a hysterectomy.The star, who was a fan favourite on Loose Women between 2007 and 2020, described how it wasn’t until later in 2016 that her early menopause became public knowledge.Andrea recalled how she ended up being accidentally “outed” by her former ITV colleague on live TV.“Linda Robson totally outed me on the telly,” Andrea revealed. “Because I wasn't gonna say anything! “And the time was 2016, it was very different to how it is now,” she remembered. “You know, I was told you cannot mention that you're having a hysterectomy, you cannot mention you're going through the menopause… “Because people will think that you're old and past it and no one will want to hire you anymore. “This is what my former agent told me, so when I ended up announcing it on Loose Women because Linda Robson dobbed me in…” Andrea paused to laugh. The author then went on to confirm there were no hard feelings between herself and Linda, even crediting her former ITV co-star for her successful new career. “And I love her for it! I totally love her for it because it changed the whole course of my life,” Andrea admitted.
Linda Robson wouldn't 'stand next to' Loose Women co-star Frankie Bridge over body issues
She began: “We were shooting billboard posters for this Body Stories campaign.“First I was looking at Kaye Adams, who has the legs of an 18 year old.“Then we all started looking over at Frankie Bridge saying, ‘I ain’t standing next to her’ and I said, ‘I don’t mean to be rude Frankie, but there’s no way I’m being photographed next to you’.”Linda continued: “I felt like a big Oompa Loompa and so much more self-conscious about my body, particularly my veiny legs, than I had the first time we’d shot the Body Stories campaign, before Frankie joined the show.“I’m not normally a vain person and apart from plucking my eyebrows and chin hairs I’ve not had anything done, but after the show I thought, ‘If you can make yourself feel a little bit better about yourself, then why not?” Linda added to previously opened up about her struggles with her weight and how her mum would make harsh comments whenever she'd gained weight.Discussing the topic with her Loose Women colleagues earlier this month, Linda claimed her mum gave her “complexes”.She explained to Kaye Adams, Dame Kelly Holmes and Judi Love that the remarks were meant in a light-hearted way.She revealed: "My mum gave me a few complexes but she didn't mean to, she was like Irish, old fashioned and that."Linda continued: "If I put on a bit of weight she'd go, 'Oh the salad bar is over there'.""She used to go to me 'Oh your face looked lovely on telly today, but your neck...', [then Linda would say] 'It's the only one I've got mum!'."I'd start wearing scarves and used to wear them all the time to cut it [neck] up.She added: "I'd then stand in the mirror and go 'Oh it would look so nice.'"To which Kaye Adams agreed: "We all do that, let's be honest."Linda then