Anne-Marie has revealed that she is "so terrified" of vomit that her experimentation with food was non-existent until three years ago.
Revealing that she stuck to a diet of cheese sandwiches during her youth, the 29-year-old shared: "My mum and dad actually went to the doctors because they were worried that that was the only thing I was eating.
"I'd have a cheese sandwich at lunchtime, come home and have two cheese sandwiches for dinner. I wouldn't eat any vegetables, no fruit, just cheese sandwiches."
Anne-Marie, who's also taking part in this year's Great Celebrity Bake Off, suggests she suffers from a condition known Emetophobia.
"I feel like my whole life I've had this eating thing because I have a phobia of vomit," she went on to say.
"I have a phobia of being sick, right, so I have never wanted to try anything. I am so terrified of it, that I think that's subconsciously made me not experiment with food – until the past three years."
Beat (www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk) promotes awareness and understanding of eating disorders, also challenging inaccurate stereotypes and stigma. Beat now has a one-to-one secure messaging service. Its phone helpline for those aged 18 and over is 0808 801 0677, and there's also a dedicated Youthline for those under 18 – 0808 801 0711.
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