Harry Derbridge: I was close to anorexia

The Only Way Is Essex's Harry Derbridge was once ''close'' to suffering from eating disorder anorexia

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Harry Derbridge

Harry Derbridge

Harry Derbridge was once "close" to having anorexia.

The 'Only Way Is Essex' star explained although he doesn't suffer from an eating disorder, he still has a number of "body issues" and a "huge list" of things he doesn't like about himself.

He said: "I was close to having anorexia, so I'm trying to sort it out. I don't have eating problems, just body issues really. I don't eat much and when I do I have a really fast metabolism. I want to put weight on, but it's hard.

"I have a huge list of things I hate about myself, I'm skinny, my legs are too little, my toes are long and disgusting, my nails are yellow from where I put fake tan on."

The 17-year-old reality TV star - who is openly gay - admitted since he first started appearing in the ITV2 show, he has suffered cruel comments from cyber bullies who criticise his weight.

Harry added in an interview with OK! magazine: "They say horrible things like, 'You need a Big Mac'. It's good for girls to look nice and slim, but guys should be well built and masculine, I'm just skinny.

"If I wear a shirt with the buttons undone, my bones are on show. It's not a good look at all."

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