Emmerdale star Alicya Eyo has revealed she went to rehab for alcoholism after departing from the ITV soap.
The former Bad Girls actress admitted she lost everything at one point, but was able to figure out why she was doing what she was doing during her time in rehab.
Speaking on the Soap from the Box podcast, Alicya – who played Ruby Haswell in the show – said: ‘I ended up losing everything, including myself. That was the main thing. So, I went to rehab. They helped me figure out why I was doing what I was doing.’
Alicya explained she was ‘all fine’ during the first Coronavirus lockdown, but struggled in a lockdown later in the year.
In the podcast episode airing this Sunday (May 16), she adds: ‘The first lockdown we had, all fine, all good. Then this lockdown has been really difficult for me.
Fortunately, I’ve had the support of my mum, my brother and my partner who have got my through it.’
‘I’ve really, really suffered’ Alicya continued. ‘You’re just scared of going back to where you were before.’
Alicya’s character Ruby was killed of in August 2015 after a helicopter crashed into the Emmerdale village hall.
When asked about her final scenes, she said:
‘Playing Ruby’s death scenes was quite hard and sad, but I was just so lucky to have such a great director and Laura Norton and Liam Fox there filming with me.
I couldn’t have wished for it to be any better.’
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