Davina McCall is the nation's favourite TV celebrity. Over the last few years, her warmth, humour and charm have endeared her to millions of viewers and made her the first lady of reality television. Now, embarking on her 8th series of "Big Brother", the much-loved Davina is here to stay. Yet, behind this amazing woman is an incredible story of triumph over personal mountains that for years were impossible to climb. A tragic and turbulent past, beginning with a fractured childhood and difficult teens, meant Davina had to grow up fast, but the adult world did not sit easily with her. The price of this was a retreat into drugs and alcohol, as well as a string of difficult relationships that threatened to ruin her. Facing crisis, Davina took control and bounced back in style, facing her demons and moving on to achieve incredible successes that made her the envy and role model of many a would-be TV presenter. A happy marriage, children, amazing weight loss and a high-profile celebrity lifestyle followed. Davina has never looked back. The first biography of an incredible woman and a true survivor.
Nigel Goodall is a British-born author with more than a dozen books to his credit including What's Eating Johnny Depp, Demi Moore: The Most Powerful Woman in Hollywood, and the bestselling, prize-nominated biography of Winona Ryder. A leading authority on Hollywood celebrities, rock music and musicians, his other books include names such as Kylie Minogue, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Cher and George Michael. With a background in journalism, theatre and graphic design, he has also contributed to various album and video projects, and to several television documentary films both on and off camera. An English citizen, who lives in Sussex, he travels frequently to the States.