NADIA Sawalha has revealed her “life changing condition” on daytime show Loose Women.
The 57-year-old star told the panel she has been diagnosed with ADHD.
In the pre-recorded segment she spoke to others with the condition including her husband of 20 years Mark Adderley, and a professional called Rebecca who confirmed her diagnosis.
Nadial explained some of her symptoms and told Rebecca: “I couldn’t sit quietly without noise, I have to have something on to relax.
“If you scratch the surface there is total low self esteem but I do an amazing job of holding myself up.”
She added through tears: “Years ago I gave myself a lifetime ban on driving and the reason I give is, I lose consciousness, and everyone gets annoyed about this, saying I should pull myself together. But actually the thought that I could…”
Back in the live studio Nadia was applauded for her honest film and spoke more about her condition.
She said she had suffered with compulsive eating in the past, telling the panel: “The point is you are very high risk of addictive behaviour.
“It’s not just silly people running around doing silly things.”
Mum-of-two Nadia said she had also started a course of medication and hopes to one day be able to drive without losing concentration.