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Celebrity Big Brother star Linda Nolan has played down her own claims that she self-harmed while in the house.

The evicted housemate recently told the Daily Star that she had been driven to self-harming during her time on the Channel 5 reality show, but she has now clarified her story.

"In my depression a couple of years ago when I was at my lowest ebb, I did self-harm and I used to do that by biting my hand - ridiculous I know - but you know when you're that low," she told ITV's Daybreak.

"So what I tend to do now when I get stressed is I rub my hand until the skin gets raw."

She added: "As if I would be still in there... As if they [Big Brother] would let me, as if my family would let me and as if I would want to be in there. So you're safe, »

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