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Daily Mail - - Good Health - WHAT KEEPS YOU AWAKE? In­ter­view by ROZ LEWIS

RE­AL­ITY TV star Amy Childs, 25, an­swers our health quiz

CAN YOU RUN UP THE STAIRS?

YES, I am pretty fit. I go to the gym twice a week and do car­dio and weights. I ran the Lon­don marathon in 2013. I also do classes such as Body At­tack (a high-en­ergy in­ter­val train­ing class) when I can. I have a bull­dog, Leo, who I take for short walks, but he can’t go very far — he gets worn out.

GET YOUR FIVE A DAY?

YES, I eat lots of fruit. I al­ways have a blue­berry pro­tein shake in the morn­ing. I love chicken, broccoli and other veg­eta­bles. I also snack on almonds, and drink plenty of wa­ter.

POP ANY PILLS?

I TAKE a cod liver oil sup­ple­ment — my mum says it’s good for your joints. And I take a skin, hair and nails vi­ta­min sup­ple­ment, which re­ally works.

EVER DIETED?

NO. I DID once do a three-day juic­ing diet, but that was just to detox. I’m 5 ft 5 in and weigh about 8½ st, though I don’t of­ten weigh my­self.

ANY VICES?

I PRE­FER a packet of crisps or a snack such as Mon­ster Munch over choco­late. I re­ally don’t like choco­late at all. I’ve never smoked and only drink a glass or two of white wine with a meal at the week­end. If I am go­ing out with the girls, I’ll have a few more drinks. And I love York­shire tea, usu­ally with one sugar, which I can drink all day long.

EVER HAVE PLAS­TIC SURGERY?

I’VE had two breast aug­men­ta­tions, when I was 18 and 22. When I had the first one, I pos­si­bly was a bit young, but it re­ally boosted my con­fi­dence. I went from a AA to a D-cup. I sort of wish I hadn’t had the sec­ond op­er­a­tion, as my boobs don’t look as good and I got an in­fec­tion in my left one, which took a few months to sort out. I’ve had Bo­tox and fillers in my lips, too.

SE­RI­OUS ILL­NESS/IN­JURY?

I’VE been pretty lucky. Even when I flipped over my Range Rover last year, I only got a bit of back pain. I hurt my leg tak­ing part in Chan­nel 4’s The Jump last year, but it wasn’t that se­ri­ous.

COPE WELL WITH PAIN?

PRETTY well. I have had a few pierc­ings, in­clud­ing my tongue. It wasn’t painful, though.

EVER BEEN DE­PRESSED?

NO. I AM quite a pos­i­tive per­son and a strong char­ac­ter. If I get stressed I take a few deep breaths. I’m quite good at talk­ing to and re­as­sur­ing my­self.

HANG­OVER CURE?

HAIR of the dog — only jok­ing! I don’t get hang­overs. I might get a bit of a headache, but noth­ing more. Drink­ing lots of wa­ter is the best way to deal with a hang­over, I think. SOME­TIMES wor­ry­ing about work. I go to bed at about 10pm and aim to get eight hours’ sleep. I might wake up in the night and just check my so­cial me­dia ac­counts be­fore go­ing back to sleep again.

ANY PHO­BIAS?

I HATE rats and feel phys­i­cally sick at the sight of them, but it isn’t a pho­bia.

LIKE TO LIVE FOR EVER?

YES, doesn’t ev­ery­one say that? If all my fam­ily were around me, 100 per cent…

Amy Childs’ book 100% Me is out now (Blink Pub­lish­ing, £16.99).

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