Roz Purcell opens up about her struggles with an eating disorder on The Tommy Tiernan Show

Roz Purcell opened up to viewers on The Tommy Tiernan Show, getting candid about her struggles with an eating disorder.

Appearing on the show last night, Roz shared how when she returned to Ireland at the age of 24, after travelling around the world to model, she realised just how unhealthy her relationship with food had become.

“My relationship with food was absolutely skewed. My relationship with my body was all over the place and my whole life revolved around what weight I was,” she shared

Confessing her eating disorder was a major factor in leaving the modelling world.

As she explained: “A big part of me recovering was me definitely changing my environment, I knew I needed to stop modelling.”

When asked which eating disorder she experienced, Roz replied: “From binge eating to bulimia to anorexia, I went through a period of different types of eating disorders over four or five years.”

“Your whole day revolves around food and what you are going to do to burn it off.”

“I couldn’t have proper relationships. There couldn’t be anything else really going on in your life. Because everything revolved around punishing your body to be a certain size and certain weight,” the 32-year-old described.


When pressed for specific details, Roz declined, saying: “I don’t know if I add any value to the conversation by discussing that, you know? There are going to be teenagers watching this who might try and emulate that.”

To which Tommy said: “Isn’t that strange.”

With Roz replying: “That’s just how it happens. The only thing I will say is that I never thought I would get over it and I have.”


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