Celebrity SAS: Danielle Lloyd breaks down over horrific past abuse

The tough interrogation process brought back haunting memories for one recruit.

Danielle Lloyd - Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins. (Channel 4)
Danielle Lloyd cried on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins. (Channel 4)

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Danielle Lloyd has opened up on the horrific abuse she suffered before becoming famous, telling a Celebrity SAS interrogation that she was left feeling so low, she wanted to take her own life.

The glamour model and TV star was picked out to open up to directing staff on why she wanted to go through the gruelling Special Forces training process for Channel 4's Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins on Sunday night.

Her story of surviving abuse from a former boyfriend was so harrowing that it left even the tough training staff in shock.

What, how, and why?

Danielle Lloyd shared a horrifying story of the extreme abuse she suffered at the hands of a former boyfriend in episode three of Celebrity SAS.

Glamour model and mum-of-five Lloyd, 39, is one of the celebrities taking part in the current series of Celebrity SAS, alongside familiar faces including Matt Hancock, Siva Kaneswaran and Teddy Soares.

Matt Hancock and Danielle Lloyd in Celebrity SAS Who Dares Wins (Channel 4)
Matt Hancock and Danielle Lloyd are two of the show's recruits. (Channel 4)

In Sunday's episode, she opened up on a harrowing story from her past and how she had been left considering taking her own life.

Lloyd had struggled during an abseil into a cave earlier in the episode, so staff pulled her in for an interrogation to find out more about her.

But they were left shocked when she said of a relationship from before she became famous: "I've been in really controlling relationships. My boyfriend at the time almost segregated me from my family.

"There were days I was locked in the house...for long periods of time I was beaten every day."

Lloyd said that the abuse had gone on for "three or four years", adding: "I suppose you start to believe that's normal and you deserve it."

Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins cast (Channel 4)
The Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins cast. (Channel 4)

She said that eventually her mum had tried to help her build her confidence by getting her to enter the Miss England competition - but it escalated into the most brutal attack yet.

Lloyd said: "When I tried to break up with him he punched me in the face so hard that he knocked me out and broke my eye socket."

The model and TV star explained how she had moved to London, but spiralled into drink and drug addiction, crying as she told the directing staff: "I wanted to take my own life because I couldn't take it any more."

She went to rehab with the support of her family, who she said had helped her to recover.

As Lloyd left the room, the stunned-looking staff commented that she had "mega low self esteem" and admitted to feeling sorry for her.

What else happened on Celebrity SAS?

Episode three also featured Love Islander Teddy Soares tackling Matt Hancock to the ground in a river during a game of "murder ball".

Hancock told the cameras: "I'm reasonably fit but the life of an MP doesn't make it all that easy to have Olympic-style fitness."

Teddy Soares tackles Matt Hancock - Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins. (Channel 4)
Teddy Soares tackled Matt Hancock. (Channel 4)

But Gareth Thomas was the real casualty of the game as the ex-rugby player was injured so badly that he was told to leave the show on medical advice.

Michelle Heaton and Melinda Messenger were also booted out of the process at the beginning of episode three.

Recruits were tasked with writing a "death letter" in the episode, something usually completed before going into battle as a final letter to loved ones.

It left many of them in tears, including Jermaine Pennant who spoke about forgiving his father for his tough upbringing, and Kaneswaran who reflected on his memories with his late bandmate Tom Parker.

Will we be back for more?

Next week's episode looks packed with more must-see moments as the recruits take on a tough trek through water.

James "Arg" Argent was shown in tears, while Hancock was left bellowing at his co-stars: "Can someone give me some support!"

Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins airs on Channel 4 at 9pm on Sunday.

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