Ex-EastEnders actress Rita Simons opens up about health battle

Hello Magazine - 05-22


Former EastEnders actress Rita Simons has opened up about her struggles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and has revealed that it is something she has battling since she was just three-years-old. The I'm A Celebrity star appeared on Lorraine on Wednesday morning, and revealed: "From the age of about three I was, I guess you'd call it a 'worrier.' I used to have obsessive compulsive behaviours, but I didn't realise until I was older that's what it was. A lot of people with OCD have a thing that they worry about, mine was that everyone was going to die. I would walk around with my grandparents' address in my back pocket all the time, in case everybody died. I would do rituals and all sorts of things, in order to stop them dying."