Comedian Joanne McNally battled an extreme eating disorder

‘turned a corner’

The former Republic of Telly host struggled with anorexia and bulimia throughout her twenties before she eventually sought treatment

COMEDIAN Joanne McNally has battled an extreme eating disorder — but she’s proud to have come out the other side laughing.

The former Republic of Telly host, 33, struggled with anorexia and bulimia throughout her twenties before she eventually sought treatment.

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Joanne talks her recovery

The stand-up now sees the funny aspects of what she went through, writing a dark comedy show called Bite Me about the experience.

And the Dubliner told how she’s amazed by the positive feedback to her talking about eating disorders.

She said: “The reaction has all been really good. When I wrote it, I wasn’t thinking about how people would react, it was just something that happened me and I wanted to tell it.

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McNally co-hosted hit show Republic of Telly

“But eating disorders, c’mon? It’s strange it’s not talked about more. Everyone knows someone who has one. My mum was like, ‘Are you sure you want people to know?’

“Anorexia gets all the attention but no one ever talks about bulimia. I have Anorexia and Bulimia so I looked sick, but a lot of people with bulimia, you’ll never know there’s anything going on.

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