Michelle Heaton wants to make her kids proud with Dancing On Ice – after addiction problems
‘I needed to regain some confidence with my recovery’: Michelle Heaton reveals she wants to make her kids proud after alcohol and drug addiction with Dancing On Ice
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Michelle Heaton has revealed she wants her kids to be proud of Dancing On Ice after her struggles with alcohol and drug addiction.
The former Liberty X star, 43, who recently celebrated 20 months sobriety, shares daughter Faith, 10, and son AJ, eight, with husband Hugh Hanley.
And just a week before her debut on the ITV reality show, she said: “I’ve always watched the show and am a huge fan of the show.
Much luck! Michelle Heaton has revealed she wants her kids to be proud of Dancing On Ice after her struggles with alcohol and drug addiction
“My bandmate Jessica [Taylor] I did it many years ago and I always wanted to do the show but it was never my time.
“Obviously I suffered from addictions so it was never the right time even though I always wanted to do the show and my name was in the bucket.
“I feel really strong and ready. I want to do it because it’s always been on my bucket list. The show is magical – the costumes and doing something that is different and out of my box.
“I’m not a professional dancer, I’m a pop star and a performer, but I’m not a professional at anything! I needed to regain some confidence with my recovery and I think the timing is right.
Cute: The former Liberty X star, 43, who recently celebrated 20 months of sobriety, shares daughter Faith, 10, and son AJ, eight, with husband Hugh Hanley
She added: “When I called my husband and told him I got it he was so happy – he’s my biggest supporter. Faith was with me when I got the call and I was crying!
“Faith said when I cried that she thought it was bad news and I told her I got it and she gave me a hug and said, ‘I’m so proud of you mom.
“My children are my biggest supporters. You have to rip them away because they will be there every week!’
Last month Michelle shared some candid throwback pictures of herself in the hospital amid her battle with addiction to raise awareness and help others.
Exciting: And just a week before her debut on the ITV reality show, she said: ‘I’ve always watched the show and I’m a huge fan of the show’ (pictured with Łukasz Różycki)
The singer shared some heartbreaking snaps, which showed herself with a bruised face after “collapsing in active addiction,” before encouraging her followers to reach out to those who may be suffering to help transform their lives .
“Two years ago that was me… I was hospitalized, not for the first or the last time. I had collapsed into active addiction,” her post began.
“I left the hospital the next day, went off-license and bought more vodka.
“Seems crazy? It is! But it was the only way of life I knew. So I thought.
“I have sworn to my colleagues, my family and my doctors that I am on the mend. i meant it But my mind of an addict had a different plan.’
Michelle then encouraged her followers to reach out to others who may be suffering.
“New Year is a time when we all make goals and resolutions. Why don’t you make it your goal to reach someone like me?’ She said.
‘Two years ago it was me’: Last month Michelle shared heartbreaking throwback pictures of herself in the hospital after collapsing from her battle with addiction
DANCING ON ICE 2023: MEET THE PARTICIPANTS
PROFESSION: Actress and DJ
WHAT DID YOU SAID?: “I used to turn it down because I was scared, but when I turned 50 I made a pact to get out of my confrontational zone. ‘
EKIN SU CULCULOGLU
PROFESSION: Love Island star
WHAT DID YOU SAID?: ‘I have amazing news to tell you. I’m so excited I can’t wait to get on the ice and skate. Stay tuned and see you on the ice.’
WHAT DID YOU SAID?: “I don’t have the best coordination, so people will laugh when they find out, but I don’t want to spend my life saying, ‘I can’t do this, I can’t do that.’
PROFESSION: Ex-TOWIE star
WHAT DID YOU SAID?: ‘I’m so excited. I wanted something structured in my life that was more serious than what I usually do.’
PROFESSION: Actress and West End star
WHAT DID YOU SAID?: “I’m so excited to learn how to dance on ice! I’m scared but can’t wait – I just want to make the most of this whole experience.”
WHAT DID YOU SAID?: “I want to learn to skate and make my family proud of me and put on a show for all to see.”
PROFESSION: Former footballer and expert
WHAT DID YOU SAID?: “I’m definitely about to win it. And that might be one of the scariest things I’ve ever signed up for, but I couldn’t be more up for the challenge!”
PROFESSION: Olympic gymnast
WHAT DID YOU SAID?: “I haven’t skated much yet, but I’m so excited for the opportunity. I’m so excited to get into this routine and feel like an athlete again.
JAMES LEE WILLIAM AKA THE VIVIENNE
PROFESSION: drag queen
WHAT DID YOU SAID?: “To be the first drag artist to compete in one of the UK’s major reality competition shows is an honor and a huge step forward for queer representation on television.”
WHAT DID YOU SAID?: “I have huge feet, I don’t skate and I can’t dance. My family has already made bets – they’re making bets that I’ll fall in the first episode!”
WHAT DID YOU SAID?: “I’ve always wanted to do it, but I know I would never have been able to complete anything because of the way I was 18 months ago, so I’m really, really grateful that I did it this year got when I’m much stronger.’
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