Dancing on Ice 2011‘s Chloe Madeley has admitted that she is receiving specialist help after suffering from panic attacks during the show.
The 23-year-old daughter of Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan told BBC Radio Five Live’s Weekend Breakfast Show that she had been left in tears after suffering an anxiety attack live on air.
She revealed that she started suffering from the attacks when she was 20 but despite having them under control the stress of performing on the show had brought them back.
“Obviously doing a show like Dancing On Ice when you’re going out there in front of three judges and an audience and cameras who are broadcasting to, you know, ten plus million people, it can get quite overwhelming,” Chloe said.
“I found about two or three weeks ago, I started having a panic attack in the middle of my routine while we were live on air and I just thought as soon as it ended I ran off crying and into Hayley Tamaddon’s arms, and I thought to myself: that cannot happen again.
“So I’ve started to see someone who is basically helping me to not have a panic attack again and it’s really working, so I definitely would recommend it to those of you that are in a similar situation,” she added.
And Chloe said of her treatment, “I personally think that I mentally need to deal with it and once I’ve done it that way the anxiety will just turn into adrenaline.”