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SUSANNAH CONSTANTINE has addressed her struggles with alcohol as the former Strictly Come Dancing star admitted her husband had to deal with the worst of her "passive aggressive" behaviour.

PUBLISHED: 08:26, Thu, Nov 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 09:34, Thu, Nov 5, 2020

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Susannah Constantine has revealed that she is a recovering alcoholic, as the TV style guru confirmed she has attended Alcohol Anonymous meetings. The former Strictly Come Dancing star explained "it's not something I've spoken about before".

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The 58-year-old said it has been liberating to finally admit to having a drinking problem.

The TV presenter and author, who is married to husband Sten Bertelsen, commented that she was "awful" to live with, and he bore the brunt of her behaviour.

"I'm going to say this and I'm going to say this on your podcast, and it's not something I've spoken about before, really. It's important. I'm in recovery," Susannah explained.

"I'm an alcoholic and I've been in recovery for nearly seven years now."

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Susannah Constantine breaks silence on alcoholism strugglesSusannah Constantine breaks silence on alcoholism struggles (Image: WENN/GETTY)

Susannah Constantine, who appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, explained she is in recoverySusannah Constantine, who appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, explained she is in recovery (Image: GETTY)

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She continued: "At that time, as an addict, often what you would do was put all my own defects and find someone else to attach them to, so I thought my husband was passive aggressive.

"But actually, I was the one that was passive aggressive and I've realised that over time and in recovery."

Susannah added: "I was the awful passive aggressive and my poor husband was the one who had to live with it."

She has been in recovery since 2013, and her

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