Mel Wells was 18 when she landed her dream role playing Loretta in Hollyoaks. From the outside, it looked like she had a great career and a glamorous lifestyle. But Mel was struggling with an eating disorder.
She went through cycles of bingeing and purging. Her struggle with bulimia left her resigned to feeling she'd always have an unhealthy relationship with food.
Then her father became ill and Mel identified the links between healthy food and healthy living. She's now trained in nutrition and blogs about her lifestyle. Here she tells us how she dealt with her eating disorder.