Samia Longchambon reveals she weighed less than 7st on Dancing On Ice

'I was running on empty': Samia Longchambon reveals she weighed less than 7st on Dancing On Ice as nerves stopped her from eating

By Sean O'grady For Mailonline

Published: 12:47 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 12:47 BST, 4 May 2021

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Samia Longchambon has revealed she weighed less than seven stone during her stint on Dancing On Ice as she battled severe anxiety.

The actress, 38, admitted she was so nervous to take part in the ITV series that she found it difficult to eat or sleep and was 'running on empty'.

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Samia competed on the eighth series of the reality show in 2013 and was partnered with professional skater Sylvain Longchambon, who she married three years later.

Candid: Samia Longchambon has revealed she weighed less than seven stone during her stint on Dancing On Ice as she battled severe anxiety (pictured with Sylvain Longchambon in 2013)

Candid: Samia Longchambon has revealed she weighed less than seven stone during her stint on Dancing On Ice as she battled severe anxiety (pictured with Sylvain Longchambon in 2013)

Speaking on The Capsule in Conversation podcast, Samia recalled: 'My first week of Dancing on Ice, I weighed just under seven stone. I couldn't eat anything.

'Sylvian was giving me doughnuts for a bit of sugar because my anxiety was so bad.

'I couldn't sleep, I was running on empty for the first couple of weeks because I was so nervous.'

'Don't worry so much, chill out. I've spent my whole life worrying, I had anxiety from being a child, literally born worrying.'

Samia was eliminated in week eight of the competition, losing in the skate-off with boxer Luke Campbell.

The Coronation Street star, who plays Maria Conner on the soap, has been open in the past about

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