Celia Imrie and Sue Johnston reveal their struggle with eating disorders


Electric shock treatment and a battle with bulimia: Actresses Celia Imrie and Sue Johnston on the devastating impact of their eating disorders

12:27 PM on 17th October 2011

As a teen in the Sixties, Celia Imrie suffered at the hands of a psychologist who subjected her to traumatic treatment for her eating disorder Royle Family actress Sue Johnston reveals her struggle with bulimia originated in the Sixties when there was pressure on young girls to be thin

Celia Imrie, left, was subjected to traumatic electric shock treatment for her eating disorder, while Sue Johnston, right, felt under pressure to be thin growing up as a teen in the Sixties

Sue Johnston, top row, centre, on set for her successful sitcom Royle Family

Sue Johnston, top row, centre, on set for her successful sitcom Royle Family

Celia Imrie (right) is perhaps best known for her role in 80s sketch Acorn Antiques, where she played alongside Julie Walters and Victoria Wood

Celia Imrie (right) is perhaps best known for her role in 80s sketch Acorn Antiques, where she starred alongside Julie Walters and Victoria Wood