Trisha Goddard's daughter reveals she was hooked on booze, drugs and sex after spiralling out of control aged 12

TRISHA Goddard's daughter has revealed the booze, drug and sex nightmare that left her in £25,000 of debt and attempting to end her own life.

Troubled Billie Dee Gianfrancesco, 29, turned to alcohol from the age of 12, during the height of her mum's fame as a daytime TV talk show host.

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Her toxic relationship with drink began during a luxury holiday in the Caribbean when she raided the hotel minibar, leading on to her stealing booze from her parents' home back in the UK.

And when her mum mistakenly gave her painkillers containing codeine to deal with painful periods, she became addicted and would steal more drugs from her parents' and friends' prescriptions.

Speaking to the Mirror about her spiralling debts and wild lifestyle, she said: “I was so depressed I didn’t think I’d be around to pay them off anyway.”

During her school years at £5,000-a-term Langley School in Norfolk she tried to commit suicide.

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She said: “I became very promiscuous. Once I got with a few boys in one night at different times.

“It was a small place, the whole school found out. I did try to commit suicide.

"I took medication and downed it with spirits. Then I knew I didn’t want to die so I made myself sick. I didn’t tell my mum, I didn’t want people to think I was being a drama queen.”

Her problems continued while she studied English Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London, and then in her former PR job for Ministry Of Sound.

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Happy Mother’s Day Madre @therealtrishagoddard ? I love this pic of us. My graduation day in 2011 and you were trying to make me run so we could get good pics of my gown billowing behind me ? Everyone else was being civilised, milling about with their champagne and canapés and I was like, “God Mum, why you trying to embarrass me like this?!” She said, “Darling, let them look. In years to come you’ll have the best graduation photos and you won’t even remember these boring people’s bloody names.” She was right hahaha ? I’ve gone through a bit of a shitshow these last few years, and it’s easy to try to find people to blame for it… I’ve blamed my mum an awful lot, as kids often do, but you know what, apart from my sis she’s been the only constant thing in my life, ever. I know she’s always there if I need her. She’s equipped me with the resilience to fight through every day, and the ingenuity to turn my shit into something incredibly powerful and positive. I’m not sure I could have done that without having witnessed mum do the same. So thanks Madre! ?? I promise to continue to heal and work on myself to become the best daughter and human I can possibly be ? #mothersday #madre #mumappreciation #grateful #givingthanks #graduation #throwback #rhul #royalholloway #happymothersday #legacy #motherdaughter #family #love

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At her lowest, Billie told how she bought 700 laughing gas canisters a week and would spent £150 on weed, £100 on cocaine, £40 on MDMA and £70 on alcohol, admitting she'd "gone crazy."

Aged 26 she sought help from addiction charity Port of Call and went on to be diagnosed with borderline personality disorder as well as complex post traumatic stress disorder.

In the three years since, she's been undergoing therapy and has been sober since last July.

Trisha, 61, has had her own addiction demons in the past although now lives a clean lifestyle.

The star previously revealed she runs at least five miles a day, practises resistance-based workouts while she has cut out meat and soya from her diet in order to keep herself in tip top form.

The mother-of-two was first diagnosed with cancer in 2008 but her battle against the disease was just one of the many hurdles she has faced in life.

Trisha previously suffered domestic violence at the hand of a former partner and then went on to battle a drug addiction.

While her younger sister – who had schizophrenia – died from complications which arose from self-inflicted injuries leading to the TV host battling depression.

The chat show host, who is mother to Billie and Madison, 22, is now living in Connecticut after moving to America in 2010.

It’s where she’s still making chat shows and lives with her third husband Peter ­Gianfrancesco, a psychotherapist.

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