Celebrity Big Brother housemate and Dynasty star Stephanie Beacham has spoken to fellow housemates about her suicide attempt.

She told Vinnie Jones and Heidi Fleiss that she was depressed and tried to kill herself by driving at a lorry, The Sun reports.

Stephanie said: “I was at a time when I thought everyone would be better off without me and my kids would be better with my mother.”

“I drove towards the truck and did not sway… I was straight for the lorry.”

But the lorry driver managed to swerve and avoid the crash explained Stephanie: “The truck nearly went off the road.

“When it didn’t happen I thought OK, I will go home and I’ll chop myself…”

Stephanie’s daughter Phoebe attempted to kill herself in 2009 and her mother is in the Big Brother house to earn money for Phoebe’s drug rehabilitation, reports the paper.