TOWIE star Charlie King has revealed how he was left in despair after plunging to the "depths of my despair" after a nose job went wrong.
The reality star spoke during the Health and Social Care Committee about struggling with body dysmorphia, a condition which sees sufferers spending a lot of time worrying about physical flaws that are often unnoticeable to others.
Charlie, 36, who was on TOWIE between 2012 and 2017, explained to MPs he became "obsessed" with his nose in lockdown after breaking it when he was 18.
He claimed he may not even have had the surgery if there was better mental health support for people having cosmetic procedures.
He said: "During lockdown and being isolated and being on my own, my obsession turned to my nose because it had been broken 15, 20 years ago, whenever it was."
Charlie said that he was in "internal turmoil" for much of his teens and 20s and that one of the things he could control was his own image.
The star said he decided to have surgery, which then didn't go "to plan".
Charlie recalled: "It was something I just became obsessed with… 'It needs to change, I need to fix it, I need to go and see a plastic surgeon.'
"So I did and the surgeon agreed, 'We can improve that', and with my nature as a person I got the validation that I need, so let's do it.
"I don't want to say botched nose job… I had a nose job that didn't go to plan."
Charlie said he had to wait a year until his nose could be fixed and said that in that time he "went to the depths of my despair."
He added: "I had to move back and live with my mum because I couldn't earn money and I was depressed.
He said that even now he was "still not myself."
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