Chantelle Houghton, the British reality star who rose to fame after winner Celebrity Big Brother in 2006, has revealed she has been left infertile because of her extreme dieting. Houghton claims she has "punished her body" and is now paying the price after being told by doctors she will never be able to conceive naturally.
Speaking to the UK's Heat magazine, Chantelle said, "Ultimately it's my fault. I hate myself and can never forgive myself.Because of my obsession with food and my crash dieting when I had bulimia, I've ruined my chances of having a baby naturally". The television star, who has struggled with bulimia since the age of 14, revealed how she would drink up to eight 1.5 litre bottles of water a day in order to fill her stomach, adding, "All the time I was making myself sick, I was thinking, Yes, I'm getting skinnier, I thought I was winning, but I was losing. It's cost me the chance of a family". The star married Ordinary Boys front-man Samuel Preston after the couple appeared together in the Big Brother house, but the pair split in 2007.
Chantelle Houghton, from Essex, England, became the new face of La Senza underwear in September 2010 and recently appeared on an episode of 'Celebrity Total Wipeout'.