Nicole Appleton, 44, says she wishes she’d enjoyed her body more in her twenties. The All Saints singer opened up about her past insecurities during a revealing interview with her fellow bandmates on Yahoo’s White Wine Question Time podcast.
Speaking to host Kate Thornton, Appleton said if she could make a twenty-second phone call to her past self, she’d call herself in her early twenties, and tell herself to enjoy her body more.
“I just think – God, what was wrong with us? We wasted our bodies!” she said.
She went on to say she was so self-conscious she wouldn’t even walk around in her swimsuit or bikini while on holiday:
“Even when I was at the swimming pool, I would slide off the chair into the pool like a slink. I’m just upset with myself that I wasted my 20-year-old body.”
In the same episode, Appleton’s bandmate Melanie Blatt warned against all-consuming relationships. The 43-year-old said she’d lived ‘a lie’ in a past relationship, but is now finally happy with herself.
“Do you know what, being a little bit serious, I spent maybe eight years of my life living a lie, being in a relationship and losing all my friends and not being myself for a long time.
“It took me years to get out of that mindset, and ever since I got through that, I said: ‘I’m never going to be anyone but myself’. Now I’m happy with who I am.”
White Wine Question Time is a podcast series hosted by Kate Thornton, in which a group of celebrity friends discuss the trials and tribulations of love and loss over several bottles of white wine.