The One Show's Alex Scott fights back tears as she recounts hitting rock bottom during alcohol battle | The Sun

ALEX Scott fought back tears as she detailed the inspiration behind her new memoir in a tearful interview on The One Show.

The former Arsenal star will be releasing her brand new memoir, How (Not) to Be Strong, this week.

The memoir, according to Alex, presents an honest recollection of her difficult journey from the East End to becoming a household name in broadcasting.

In her emotional interview on The One Show, Alex opened up about some of the darkest points over the course of her career.

Alex became tearful during her chat with Alex Jones as she recalled her struggles with alcohol and online trolls in the toughest parts of her career.

The presenter began by congratulating her on laying bare some of her most personal memories in her new memoir.


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"Already, you explaining that I get emotional about it," Alex admitted.

"Because I’ve never wanted someone to feel sorry for me."

The broadcaster’s book details her struggles with alcoholism in recent years as well as her tumultuous childhood.

Alex revealed she has only recently learned how to be vulnerable and open about her challenging experiences from her past.

She explained: “It was always, ‘Put on a front. I’m fine, I’m independent, I can get through anything.’

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“But, I think, from the last couple of years, I’ve been on my own personal journey.

“I wrote the book because I wanted my mum to be free of it, now. I want my mum to feel she has the whole rest of her life to live.

“And for me to be free of all the emotions, and all the heaviness of it all. So, I’m excited for, now this next chapter.”

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