Zoe Ball has admitted that a medical problem caused her to’melt down’ during a Taskmaster performance.
The BBC Radio 2 DJ, 53, was recently diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and has been attempting to control the symptoms.
She struggled with one of the challenges while recording an episode of the comic panel game show.
Zoe will feature with Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden, Mercury Prize and MOBO Award nominated music artist Kojey Radical, BAFTA-winning actor Lenny Rush, and TV presenter, explorer, author, and wildlife expert Steve Backshall in the upcoming special, Taskmaster’s New Year Treat.
However, as the cameras were filming, Zoe revealed that she was facing a difficult struggle.
‘So, a particular task involved a bit of timing, which is maths, which is, again, not a strength, I physically started to melt down,’ she shared.
‘That did hurt my head.’
ADHD can cause people to battle with attention, as well as restlessness and other symptoms.
Zoe claimed her head was ‘all over the goddamn shop’ as she revealed her condition publicly for the first time.
‘I am ADHD. My son [Woody] and I are both, we’re quite similar. I make myself laugh sometimes, because if I’m in a small space and I’ve got loads of tasks to do, I can cover so many miles,’ she told the Daily Mirror.
‘My family, they laugh because they’ll find things of mine in certain places and they’re like, “If you follow this, you’ll see what Mum was trying to achieve”.’
She added: ‘I have 18 pairs of glasses and I will still lose all of them… my brain is just all over the goddamn shop.’
Earlier this year Katie Price also revealed she’d been diagnosed with ADHD, explaining how her brain was ‘wired differently to other people’.
Speaking to OK magazine, she said: ‘I hate labels, but now my mum and I have both spoken to doctors and she has realised why I’ve done things in the past – why I am the way I am.’
She continued: ‘It’s not because I don’t listen and take it on board, there’s just something in me. I’ve got better now, I’ve learnt with therapy to hold back.’
What is ADHD?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects people’s behaviour. People with ADHD can seem restless, may have trouble concentrating and may act on impulse.
Symptoms of ADHD tend to be noticed at an early age.
Most cases are diagnosed when children are under 12 years old, but sometimes it’s diagnosed later in childhood, or even into adulthood.
People with ADHD may also experience sleep and anxiety disorders.
Source My Celebrity Life.