Linda Nolan reveals she was on benefits before Celebrity Big Brother
She had been claiming after the death of her husband when she struggled to find work
Linda Nolan has admitted that she had to claim benefits before Celebrity Big Brother. The Nolan Sister revealed that the death of her husband and former manager left her devastated and unable to tour.
In an interview with The Express, Linda told the newspaper: "If I won Big Brother obviously it will make my life easier and hopefully it will bring other big things. If I have been in Big Brother maybe I will get other things that will then, because of it, make my life better – financially secure.
"I had benefits for maybe two and half years or something just when it was too difficult. It was well publicised that I was suicidal at one point. The worst thing of all was for me was to go on benefits. I felt a loser really.
"I am not saying people on benefits are losers, obviously. I just felt for me I had had so much going on. I grieved my solo career because Brian, my husband, was my manager and we used to travel together. When I went back on tour without him I couldn't do it."
Linda is currently a housemate on the show's 13th series alongside Dappy and Lee Ryan.