Melanie Sykes celebrates three years of sobriety
‘I’m doing a little dance!’ Melanie Sykes celebrates three years of sobriety after revealing she is ‘more present than ever’ since going booze free
Melanie Sykes celebrated three-years of sobriety on Friday after admitting her life has improved dramatically as a direct consequence of being alcohol free.
The presenter, who found fame in a series of light-hearted ads for Boddingtons Brewery, kicked off her weekend by celebrating the milestone with her Instagram followers.
Taking to the social media platform, Melanie, 49, revealed the date was also significant because it marked the two-year anniversary of a life-changing trip to India with her close friend, Adam Phillips.
Feeling great: Melanie Sykes celebrated three-years of sobriety on Friday after admitting her life has improved dramatically as a direct consequence of being alcohol free.
Sharing a fresh-faced selfie with her 240,000 followers, she wrote: ‘Yo yo yo good morning lovelies hope you are all well.
‘I gave up alcohol completely 3 years ago today whoop whoop and today also marks the 2 year anniversary of my life changing holiday to India with @adamskionline (how amazing was that trip babes?).
‘Anyway blah di blah I’m doing a little dance and you can’t stop me! have a good and positive day y’all. ps and for those asking, no I don’t miss it because it’s toxic bulls**t!’
Hangover free: The presenter, who found fame in a series of light-hearted ads for Boddingtons Brewery, kicked off her weekend by celebrating the milestone with her Instagram followers
Special day: Melanie also shared a chart indicating that she has been sober for exactly three years
The post prompted a wave of encouraging comments from fans, with many praising Mel for her determination to remain sober.
Responding to the presenter, one wrote: ‘Champion I’m 16 weeks in so I take my hat off to you 3 years fantastic.’
While a second added: ‘Well done on the three years. I’ve done 6 and I don’t miss it either. Have a great day and enjoy your little dance.’
Revealing he had been sober for 23-years, a third wrote: ‘October 18 1997 my last drink and I don’t miss it at all…poison.’
‘Well done I’m coming up to a year alcohol free and I agree my life is soo much better,’ added a fourth.
Well done: The post prompted a wave of encouraging comments from fans, with many praising Mel for her determination to remain sober
Speaking in 2019 as she prepared to celebrate her second year of sobriety, the presenter admitted she had previously given up alcohol for a seven year period before breaking her abstinence, but insisted her latest attempt felt different.
Posting a blog for Alcohol Change UK, she wrote: ‘This, my latest act of sobriety feels different because it’s not actually for anyone else but me.
‘I’ve had different degrees of consumption over the years and different patterns of behaviour around it. Drink ceases to suit me as I get older and amongst a million reasons I have chosen to give up, I have to be honest and say that vanity is one. I quite simply look a lot better when I don’t drink.’
Ey up! Mel sups a cold pint in an advertisement for Boddingtons Brewery. The presenter is now alcohol free after giving up booze three years ago
Mel revealed she had received intermittent therapy to treat long-term depression since her 20s, and has sought help from an addiction therapist since opting to give up alcohol.
She added: ‘Nearly two years on, I am more present than I have ever been, I’m shaking off old ideas about myself and I’ve moved forward bravely without any crutches.
‘I’ve fronted up to my fears and believe me there have been tears, but the highs have felt a damn sight better than any beer buzz, or a three-glasses-of-wine thrill.’
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