Drugs appealed to the presenter in her wild days

Davina McCall is a happily married mum but she still feels a bit naughty.

The presenter – who wed Matthew Robertson in 2000 and has three children – admits it can be difficult to rein in her bad side at times.

I’ve always had a naughty streak,’ says Davina, 46.

Part of me just feels naughty and I have to work hard to keep a lid on it sometimes.

I like staying out late and socialising – and I like people.’

Davina‘s devilish trait caused problems when she was younger as she took up heavy partying, drinking and drugs.

But the TV star wouldn’t change her past because it’s taught her some valuable lessons.

I was a different person then,’ Davina tells The Sun.

I think it’s hereditary. My mother was an alcoholic, so I was careful not to drink a lot, but it manifested itself in another way and I found drugs. Or drugs found me.

Drugs appealed to my naughty side and the clubbing scene was amazing at first. But then it was like The Verve song, The Drugs Don’t Work.

There are many things I wish I hadn’t done but I have tried hard to learn from my mistakes.

If my children have done something they’ve regretted I always say to them, and this is from Narcotics Anonymous, that it’s only a really silly mistake if you do it twice.’

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Anna Francis