Celebrity Big Brother contestant Luisa Zissman has told how becoming a mum saved her from destroying her life with booze.
The Apprentice runner-up said having daughter Dixie, now three, had changed her dramatically and stops her partying for days on end.
She said: "I think if I didn't have my daughter I would be totally off the rails.
"I'd be out drunk for days on end. I'd just be working, then going out, then doing it all over again.
"Because of her I have to go home every night when I otherwise wouldn't. I have to be up at 7am to get her up and take her to nursery. So having a daughter keeps me steady and motivates me to work harder. Motherhood has changed me dramatically."
Luisa had separated from husband Oliver by the time Dixie was born and struggled as a single mum.
She said: "I went back to work two days after giving birth because I had to.
"I used to work at my dining room table and lie her on the changing mat. She'd be screaming for a feed but I'd be thinking 'S**t, if I don't do this for my customer...'
"It was tough to be a mum and run a pretty new business and rely on myself."
Luisa spoke about her postnatal depression, saying: "I had really bad depression. I found becoming a mum really tough."
Despite managing to run her baking business and bring up Dixie, cruel trolls still slam her for enjoying a night out.
Luisa added: "I get criticised a lot for being out. But she's got a father too. Half of her time is spent with him. He's an amazing dad.
"And that means I do have quite a lot of free time. There are plenty of people who think I'm a terrible mum because I'm going out to work and partying.
"But you can judge your parenting by your children and my daughter is a very well-rounded three-year-old and that's all I care about."
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