07/05/2014 08:25 BST | Updated 07/05/2014 08:59 BST

‘TOWIE' Star Sam Faiers: ‘I'll Never Diet Again After Crohn's Disease Diagnosis'

‘The Only Way Is Essex’ star Sam Faiers has revealed that her Crohn’s Disease diagnosis has led her to a decision... to “never diet again”.

Sam told Now magazine that she was desperate to be a size 8 ahead of her stint on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, however, her health problems have put her stressing into perspective.

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Sam Faiers

“Before CBB I was desperate to go from a size 10 to a size 8. It was really hard work,” she explained. “But when I got ill and dropped more weight, it put things in perspective.

“All my stressing about being skinny didn't matter - what's important is that you're healthy, happy and feeling good in your clothes.”

The reality TV star even goes as far as to say she’ll never exhaust herself in order to lose weight again, adding: “I'll never diet again. I'll never drive myself as mad as I did because when I was thin I didn't feel sexy.”

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Sam in 2012

Sam recently signed to Elite Model Management, who also represent Kendall Jenner, and has reconciled with former fiancé Joey Essex since quitting the Essex show.

Sam was taken ill during ‘CBB’, although it took doctors a number of weeks to diagnose the star with Crohn’s Disease.

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