Nadia Sawalha's husband speaks out about alcohol battle

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 December 2016
Nadia Sawalha

Nadia Sawalha

Nadia Sawalha's husband Mark Adderley has opened up about his battle with alcoholism in a new candid video

Nadia Sawalha's husband has opened up about his nightmare battle with alcoholism.

Mark Adderley and the 'Loose Women' star shot a candid home video, in which they discussed Mark's struggles to stay away from alcohol, despite being sober for 12 years.

In a video filmed for Kaye Adams and Nadia's Youtube channel, Mark said: 'Every day is a struggle. Every day is a huge effort, to not get up literally, but a huge effort to tackle the day. The whole day is to be attacked, to be grappled with, it's to be fought.

"It is exhausting. I always say to Nadia and the girls, 'Look you're all finding me irritating now, you can all walk through that door and leave me, I can't, I have to stay in the same bloody room as me.'"

Mark - who was treated at The Priory - insisted he is determined to stay sober for his wife and children.

He said: "The most important thing they used to say in the Priory you need to need to do it for yourself, you're not getting sober for your wife, you're not getting sober for your children, and I've said this many times, I differ from that, it's b******t.

"There's no better reason to get sober for your wife, your children, your family, because I struggle to do it for myself because I think I could cope, I could carry on.

"So the best reason is Nadia and the kids and that's what works for me."

Nadia recently admitted it was love at first sight when she first clapped eyes on Mark while they were shooting a dating show together on location.

She said: "Mark was straight away. As soon as I saw my husband. He is a handsome guy as soon I saw him. He's posh and he's blonde and the first thing I thought was: 'I like him, he will never like me.' I thought he'd want one of those girls with a swinging pony tail and a tight bum and everything. It was a dating show and I was the presenter and nobody fancied the person we'd set them up with. But they all fancied my now-husband. They'd be like, 'Oh he's nice.' And I'd say, 'He is already with someone.' He wasn't but I just had this plan."