Calum Best admits he has personal 'demons'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 February 2015
Calum Best

Calum Best

'Celebrity Big Brother' star Calum Best admits he "still has some demons", but says he's now the "strongest" he's ever been

Calum Best "still has some demons".

The 34-year-old reality TV personality saw his life take a downward turn following the death of his football legend father George Best in 2005, but says his recent appearance on 'Celebrity Big Brother' is proof of the progress he's made.

He explained: "Without a doubt I've still got some demons, still got some issues.

"But I've been working on myself for some time now, and for me to go on that show and be myself and for people to go, 'You know what, he's OK, we got him wrong,' is massive. The insecurities I had because of my past took me to a pretty dark place, but I'm the strongest I've ever been now, in body and mind, and it's given me the confidence to feel comfortable with myself and be the man I truly am."

Calum also revealed he's recently given his girlfriend, 'Made In Chelsea' star Ianthe Rose Cochrane-Stack, the key to his flat.

He told HELLO! magazine: "Before I went into the ['Celebrity Big Brother'] house, I wanted to do something special so I bought us matching hoodies and said to Ianthe, 'When I'm wearing mine, I want to picture you in my flat wearing yours.'

"I've always lived alone and guarded my privacy, but it felt great giving Ianthe her own key. It felt exciting.

"I've been a bit rock 'n' roll in my past and I always will be, but Ianthe's such as precious, well-spoken, English rose, and it's super appealing to me. She's so classy. It's a really beautiful thing and I'm so happy to have her in my life.

"On a more shallow note, she makes me look good because she's so genetically blessed and so gorgeous."

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