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Why Spencer Matthews Became Addicted to Steroids

Celebrities often appear to have, in the eyes of the general public, everything they could wish for. They have fame and wealth and are often adored by millions. Although to some this may sound the perfect life, there are a number of disadvantages to the celebrity lifestyle. The truth is that the pressure involved in trying to act or look a certain way can be overwhelming. Those in the public eye are often prone to addiction to certain substances such as drugs or alcohol. They use these substances as a way to cope with the pressure of life under the spotlight.

Steroid Addiction

With I’m a Celebrity currently airing in the UK, it is no surprise that Spencer Matthews’ shock exit made front page headlines. Just one day after appearing on the show, presenters Ant and Dec announced that Spencer had left and that they could say no more about it.

However, the rumour mill had already been working overtime and reports were circulating that a steroid addiction was behind his sacking from the popular reality programme. Producers found out that Spencer was dependent on steroids, and he was quickly ejected from the jungle. It is understood that the Made in Chelsea star is now attending a rehab clinic in a bid to beat his addiction.


Fans of Spencer will find it hard to believe that he could ever suffer from insecurity because of his reputation as a Lothario, but he has admitted that he is ‘quite insecure’ and that he suffers from low self-esteem. He said, “I don’t look in the mirror and think ‘Wow, I’m so good looking’. I don’t put on a jacket and go, ‘I look amazing.’ I don’t hold myself in high regard. In all honesty, I am quite insecure.”

Spencer has also admitted that he feels under pressure to look a certain way because he is on TV. Ex-girlfriend Lucy Watson said, “He’s got a really, really big ego, but he’s very insecure.”

Secret Addiction

Spencer’s management team have confirmed that the star will be getting treatment for his addiction; it has also come to light that he kept his problems a secret from his family as well. His team are working hard to help him beat his addiction and save his career, with a close source saying, “Their main priority is looking after Spencer and making sure he is on the straight and narrow. His family are distraught because they didn’t know what was going on. This has come out of the blue.”

Spencer’s addiction could do more than just harm his health and his relationships. It could also affect his career, with many believing it will result in him losing out on club appearances and endorsements. He admitted that he did not want to leave I’m a Celebrity and said that he ‘was loving it’. He admitted that he ‘screwed up’.

Previous Troubles

This is not the first time that Spencer has been in trouble with drugs. He was allegedly caught snorting cocaine in 2012 at a party, trying to purchase the subsequent photos that were taken of the incident before they became public. He says that he started taking steroids in preparation for a boxing match that never happened. Sources told of how his stint on I’m a Celebrity was intended to be a turning point in his career, but things have definitely not gone to plan, and he has no one to blame but himself.

Addiction Help

Addiction affects many people all over the UK; unfortunately for Spencer Matthews, his addiction was played out in the public eye. He is now in rehab to get help, which is the best place to be in terms of treatment and rehabilitation.

If you are suffering from an addiction, we can help. Rehab Helper is a referral service working with various treatment providers around the UK. Contact us today for more information on how we can help you.


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