I was warned my career would be over after taking drugs on controversial TV present, says Loose Women’s Linda Robson
LINDA Robson was warned her 50 yr showbiz career would finish after signing up for a controversial TV present, she has revealed.
The Loose Women star, 65, was certainly one of 5 celebrities who toured America in a psychedelic bus to discover hashish use as a part of ITV’s 2018 collection Gone to Pot.
The group – Linda, Pam St Clement, Christopher Biggins, John Fashanu and Bobby George – had their fair proportion of marijuana in varied kinds on the tour, which culminated in them wanting hashish legalised within the UK.
The collection ended up being a smash hit with critics and viewers alike, who beloved seeing the unlikely quintet let free on the street journey.
But it’s success wasn’t at all times a certainty.
Linda was warned by her personal agent that she may be committing career suicide by taking half.
In an unique interview with The Sun, Linda defined: “My agent thought it was [risky] when I was asked to do Gone To Pot. She said ‘I don’t think you should do it. You’re a daytime face on television, you’ll probably never work again’. But I said, ‘The series I’m doing is for ITV, I do most of my work for ITV anyway, so I don’t see how it can hurt in any way’.”
Fortunately, Linda’s three grown-up kids disagreed.
She continued: “I asked the kids as well. I said, ‘I’ve been asked to do a programme called Gone To Pot where I travel around America in a psychedelic bus and I’m going to be taking cannabis. What do you think?’ And they said, ‘We think you’re the coolest mum in the world’. I always ask the kids whatever I’m doing because it affects them as well. They were for it, and they loved the series.”
The programme is among the causes that Linda has teamed up with medical hashish model Releaf to try to cut back the stigma across the drug.
On the street journey, Linda was launched to a younger woman whose life had improved vastly by taking medicinal hashish.
She mentioned: “We met a young girl who was seven or eight, she was having up to 90 seizures a day, after taking the cannabis, they mixed it in with her food, and they reduced by 75 per cent.”
And nearer to residence there are mates and family members who’re additionally benefiting from it.
Linda mentioned: “One of my husband’s greatest mates has received actually dangerous MS and my husband goes spherical to him each night time, does his roll-ups for him, helps out. He lives 10 minutes from us and Mark goes to see him each night time simply to verify he’s all proper.
“My sister’s had breast most cancers and she or he takes hashish oil underneath her tongue each day, and that’s positively helped her. When she was having chemo she was so sick, however after taking the hashish that positively helped along with her illness as nicely.
“If I had anything I would definitely take it, 100 per cent, without even worrying about it, even if I got arrested.”