Strictly Come Dancing’s Louise Redknapp admits struggling with self-esteem during her marriage
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Strictly Come Dancing's Louise Redknapp has admitted that she struggled with her self-esteem during her marriage.

Speaking to The Daily Mail, Redknapp said she felt like a 'failure' after splitting up from her then husband Jamie.

'Well, yes, you feel a bit of a failure. For 21 years, I was in a secure marriage. You know, through good times and bad times," she said.

Strictly Come Dancing's Louise Redknapp admits struggling with self-esteem during her marriage
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However, the former Eternal singer observed that she noticed a difference in herself following the split, and that she should have spoken up sooner about her lack of self-esteem.

"In the past six months, I've thought, you know what, it was down to me to say, 'Something's not right. My self-esteem is really struggling. I've got no passion.'

She added: "But I don't blame Jamie. I wish, three years ago, I'd been able to just speak up. For a long time it was easy to blame him."

Strictly Come Dancing's Louise Redknapp admits struggling with self-esteem during her marriage
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Redknapp revealed that her appearance on Strictly Come Dancing in 2016 had 'switched a light back on'.

Speaking about how the BBC Show helped her to rediscover her passion for work, she said: "Who gets a second chance, you know?' I just didn't think it would ever happen for me.

"I am pleased I did Strictly, because without it I think I wouldn't have had the courage. Any woman who's hit her 40s will understand that."


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