Melanie Sykes celebrated three years of sobriety on Friday after admitting that her life has improved considerably as a direct result of the lack of alcohol.
The presenter, who found glory in a series of light commercials for the Boddingtons brewery, kicked off her weekend by celebrating the milestone with her Instagram followers.
Speaking to the social media platform, Melanie, 49, revealed that the date was also important as it marked the two years of a life-changing trip to India with her close friend, Adam Phillips.
Feeling good: Melanie Sykes celebrated three years of sobriety on Friday after admitting that her life has improved considerably as a direct result of the lack of alcohol.
Sharing a fresh-faced selfie with 240,000 followers, she wrote, “Yo yo yo good evening in the morning, I hope you are well.
“I gave up alcohol completely 3 years ago today whoop whoop and today also marks the 2nd anniversary of my life-changing vacation in India with @adamskionline (how great was this trip it been amazing?).
“Anyway blah di blah I’m doing a little dance and you can’t stop! have a good and positive day. ps and for those who ask, no I do not miss it because they are toxic bulls ** t! ‘
Free Hangover: Presenter, who found glory in a series of light commercials for the Boddingtons brewery, launched her weekend by celebrating the milestone with her Instagram followers
Special day: Melanie also shared a chart indicating that she’s been sober for exactly three years
The post sparked encouraging comments from fans, and many praised Mel for her determination to stay sober.
In response to the presenter, one of them wrote, “Champion, I’m 16 weeks old, so I take my fantastic 3-year-old hat off. “
A second added: “Well done for the three years. I did 6 and I don’t miss it either. Have a nice day and enjoy your little dance.
Revealing that he had been sober for 23 years, a third wrote: “On October 18, 1997, my last drink and I don’t miss it at all … poison.
“Well done, I’m coming in a year without alcohol and I agree that my life is so much better,” added a fourth.
Bravo: the post sparked encouraging comments from fans, and many praised Mel for her determination to stay sober.
Speaking in 2019 as she prepared to celebrate her second year of sobriety, the presenter admitted that she had previously given up alcohol for seven years before ending her abstinence, but insisted that her last attempt was different.
Posing a blog for Alcohol Change UK, she wrote: “This, my last act of sobriety looks different because it is actually for no one but me.
“I have had different degrees of consumption over the years and different patterns of behavior around it. Drinking ceases to suit me with age and among a million reasons why I chose to give up, I have to be honest and say vanity is one. I just look a lot better when I’m not drinking.
Look up! Mel sucks a cold pint in an advertisement for the Boddingtons brewery. The presenter is now alcohol-free after giving up alcohol three years ago
Mel revealed that she had received intermittent therapy to treat long-term depression since her twenties and sought help from an addiction therapist since she chose to give up alcohol.
She added: “Almost two years later, I am more present than I have ever been, I am getting rid of old ideas about myself and I have courageously advanced without crutches.
“I faced my fears and believe me, there were tears, but the highs felt better than any buzz of beer or a thrill of three glasses of wine.”
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