LOOSE Women star Linda Robson has opened up about how overcoming her crippling health condition "transformed her life". The TV panellist revealed that she had her varicose veins in her legs treated after they ruined her "self-esteem" and "self-confidence".
Birds of a Feather star Linda, 64, admitted that the condition would stop her from showing off her legs. The TV favourite - who explained she became conscious of the veins after her third child Bobbie, now 26 - went on to have them removed.
She told The Mirror: "I became increasingly conscious of the veins on my legs and it really started to gnaw away at my self-esteem. "I’d go to crazy lengths to hide them, which didn’t do wonders for my self-confidence." READ MORE ON LOOSE WOMENWALFORD'S CALLING Linda Robson reveals she’s 'in talks' to join EastEnders as Lola's mumHEARTBREAKING Racist trolls gave me with so much hate I almost quit Twitter says Judi Love Linda went on to reveal that during her time on I'm A Celebrity in 2012, she brought a "sarong" to hide her legs from the cameras. “My sister, who has varicose veins, just gets on with it, but because I am in the public eye I’ve never felt right about mine,” she added. “I paid to have a course of microsclerotherapy done in my early fifties and I felt much better for it afterwards.” The treatment involves the affected veins being injected with a chemical to make them shrivel and disappear - but is not permanent.