The BB star was heavily involved with drugs and alcohol

Josie Gibson has revealed that she was heavily involved with drink and drugs before she was a contestant on Big Brother 11.

The Bristol babe, who went on to win the show, says her friends would sit in tears as they asked her to stop, but she didn’t listen.

Big Brother saved my life,’ says Josie, 26.

‘I was on the road to tragedy and the people who loved me knew I’d lost control.’

Following her summer in the BB house last year, Josie has turned her life around and vows never to touch drugs again.

‘Once I stayed up for 9 days, with no sleep at all, on a bender,’ she recalls.

‘I broke my arm, had my laptop stolen, crashed my car and had my windows put through by someone I refused to open the door to.

‘My life was in tatters.’

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