By Daily Mail Reporter
She’s worked incredibly hard to hone her figure and is making a name for herself as a champion female bodybuilder.
But as Jodie Marsh arrived at the ITV studios today for an interview on This Morning, it appeared as though the 33-year-old model was doing something of a disppearing act.
Jodie posed up for photographers outside the studios, displaying her tiny waist in a figure-hugging patterned dress.
Disappearing act: Jodie Marsh showed off her slim physique in a patterned dress outside the ITV studios today
However, despite her slim figure, nothing could distract from the bizarre teapot shoes Jodie had decided to wear to finish off her outfit.
Mad hatter: Jodie topped off her outfit with a pair of rather bizarre teapot shoes
Jodie was on the ITV morning programme to promote her upcoming reality series Brawn In The Usa, and revealed to hosts Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby that taking up bodybuilding was what stopped her from committing suicide.
The former glamour model also spoke about how her former partying lifestyle had led her down a dark path.
She said: ‘Everywhere I went people were nasty to me. They would shout abuse at me in the street – they would abuse every part of my face and body – my boobs, my face, my nose… it was just constant abuse.’
Jodie added she had thought about ending her life when she ‘genuinely got to the point where I just couldn’t take it anymore.’
Bodybuilding and a healthy lifestyle became her saviour but she said it would not have happened had it not been for some very straight advice from her brother.
From glamour model to gold medal champion: Jodie described how bodybuilding brought her back from the brink of suicide
Smiling again: Jodie spoke about the days when she partied so much it drove her into depression and how some harsh advice from her brother made her turn her life around
‘He said “sort yourself out – you don’t eat healthily, you don’t exercise, you don’t do anything other then you’re paid to party”‘
‘I’m not depressed now, I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my life.’
She was also given the opportunity to respond to the claims that her range of workout products launched last week contain banned substances.
Rage212, contains dimethylamylamine which is banned in professional competitions, meaning that Miss Marsh cannot use the product herself as she competes in bodybuilding.
Posing queen: shows that she has not completely abandoned her modelling career, happily posing for the cameras
‘It’s not unsafe, ‘ Jodie said in the interview. ‘We wouldn’t be able to sell it if it was not safe, but it’s just that I can’t use it because I have to be tested before shows.’
‘One – only one – of the supplements, which is a pre-workout drink to give you energy, is banned in some federations within professional athletes.’
Speaking about relationships Jodie revealed that she find celebrity men fake and said that they are not like ‘real men’.
‘My past boyfriends recently have been builders and plumbers’, she said on the show earlier today.
‘But I didn’t do myself any favours by picking the wrong men – whether they were famous or not – I just went out with the wrong men because I was looking for love. I wanted the fairytale.’
Check out these guns! Jodie flexed her muscles as she was snapped by photographers before heading inside
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