British actor Orlando Bloom blames depression brought about by a skiing accident for his huge weight gain as a teenager.

The Lord Of The Rings hunk admits he was far from desirable as a youngster, and that he ate far too much food while fed up with being stuck at home with a broken leg.

Bloom says, "When I was nine I broke my leg skiing and had to wear a cast for a year. I sat at home, really depressed and ate biscuits and chocolate. I didn't get back up to speed with sport until I was 16.

"I was fat."

28/06/2005 08:59