Carol McGiffin drinking habit is not much of a secret, but she's recently admitted that it's something she's struggling to kick...
She’s been painfully honest about her penchant for an alcoholic beverage in the past, and Carol McGiffin has now admitted that her drinking habit is something she’s finding hard to kick…
The former Loose Women favourite has revealed in a new candid column that she still drinks “just as much” as she did, despite hangovers leaving her wishing she didn’t.
In a brand new column penned exclusively for Best magazine, the TV star wrote, “[I’ve been drinking] nearly as much as everyone thinks, and nearly every day.”
“Every time I get drunk, I say I’m never drinking again, but I always do. So I’ll just say I’m not going to drink any more. But I’m not going to drink any less, either.”
Carol McGiffin even exposed the extent of her worrying habit, admitting that she can easily finish bottles of the stuff in one sitting.
She wrote, “Don’t get me wrong, I can still down two bottles a night. And that’s after dinner, especially on a hot night when my partner Mark and I are sitting outside!” Carol has been in a relationship with 38-year-old Mark for the last 10 years.
Back in 2013, Carol even jokingly suggested that her drinking habits are down to her desire not to live very long. She said, I just don’t want to live that long. That’s why I drink so much. What’s the point of living forever?”
“I can see myself getting bored. Not with life – I am healthy and fit and I can still afford to take care of myself.”
Carol’s cancer battle..
The former TV star has undeniably had a difficult few years. In April 2014, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and embarked on a gruelling treatment plan of six rounds of chemotherapy and a mastectomy.
READ MORE: The devastating news for Carol McGiffin
But luckily, the star was cleared of the disease, and is now said to be in remission.
And then, at the end of 2016, Carol revealed that her younger sister Tracy, 53, had been told she has terminal cancer after finding a lump in her breast.
(Carol on Loose Women before her diagnosis)
At the time, Carol revealed that her past experiences with the disease allowed her to keep it all together for her family. She said, “Cancer is scary, but I don’t see the point of getting emotional about it.
“So when my sister, Tracy, found a lump in her left breast – just like mine – three months ago, I said, “Right – we’ll find out what the treatment is, deal with it, and you’ll be fine.
“But she wasn’t fine. I think, deep down, Tracy knew it was bad news. She’d been having massive headaches, and her co-ordination was off – she kept bumping into things. It was all very odd.”
The loss of her sister…
But Carol admitted her shock upon realising that her sister’s condition was terminal. She wrote, ‘So our eldest sister, Kim, and I went with her to get the results at Tunbridge Wells Hospital, and it turned out Tracy didn’t have the same cancer as me.’
The tests revealed that her disease had already spread around her body, to the families devastation.
‘All chemotherapy could do was hold back time,’ Carol admitted. ‘I remember thinking, “Oh, God – it’s just like when our mum, Heather, died of lung cancer, 13 years ago.”‘
Heartbreakingly, her sister was to lose her battle with the disease just months later, in January 2017.
Writing in Best magazine, Carol confessed her heartbreak over the loss of her beloved sister.
“I knew she was going to die, but I kind of hoped that it would be later… like, years away. “Now, when I find myself saying the words, ‘My sister died last weekend,’ it still doesn’t seem real.
“Perhaps because it hasn’t properly sunk in yet, or that I’m just not ready to believe it.”