Tamzin Outhwaite says she doesn’t miss drinking alcohol after giving it up during a health overhaul

Tamzin Outhwaite has said she doesn’t miss drinking alcohol after giving it up in a complete health overhaul since filming Freeze The Fear with Wim Hoff.

The 51-year-old actress admitted that she is now able to take better care of herself and is able to push herself “towards wider boundaries and out of my comfort zone”.

After filming for the BBC One extreme show where eight celebrities take on challenges in sub-zero conditions, the former EastEnders star experienced perimenopause which “really changed” something in his head.

Healthier choices: Tamzin Outhwaite (pictured in October) said she never misses drinking alcohol after giving it up during a health overhaul since filming Freeze The Fear with Wim Hoff

On her decision to give up alcohol in August, Tamzin said The mirror: ‘I prefer my physique and I do a lot of things – I exercise more, I don’t eat rubbish the next day and when I see friends we have a coffee or go for a swim and go for a walk.

“To be honest, I haven’t missed it for a moment and I feel like I’m going to try and keep going, I say month by month…I feel really good about it, and if I can keep going until ‘at Christmas, I will be a happy woman.

Tamzin also revealed that she’s kept the habits she picked up during her time on the intense show with Wim Hoff.

She said: “It really changed something in my head. I’ve done a lot since the show, the breath work, the cold showers every day. I’m loving it all, and I’m liking myself right now, which can only be a good thing.

Terrifying: After filming for BBC One extreme show Freeze The Fear (pictured) overcoming challenges in sub-zero conditions, the former EastEnders star experienced perimenopause

Terrifying: After filming for BBC One extreme show Freeze The Fear (pictured) overcoming challenges in sub-zero conditions, the former EastEnders star experienced perimenopause

In one of the episodes, the public saw Tamzin needing medical treatment after hitting his head on the ice.

The actress was challenged to dive into icy waters while wearing a bathing suit and goggles and before taking the plunge she said: “Think about everything you’ve been through in your life, this n is nothing compared to that.”

While submerged in the water, Tamzin had to pull herself under the ice while holding on to a rope.

Staying calm, she bravely ducked underwater and successfully pulled herself out the other side, but when she went for air, she hit her head against the ice.

A shocked Holly Willoughby exclaimed, “She hit her head, she hit her head!”

Breathless, Tamzin said, “I hit my head, I’m going out,” as her co-stars watched in concern.

She was quickly helped out of the water and wrapped in a warm coat, before kissing Holly for comfort.

Still in shock, a bewildered Tamzin said, “Maybe I should sit down.”

Holly quickly added, “I know I feel that way too, we’ll get you checked out okay and just make sure you’re okay.”

She also admitted that despite being “terrified” by the experience, it gave her newfound confidence.

Opening up: The 51-year-old actress admitted that she is now able to take better care of herself and is able to push herself

Opening up: The 51-year-old actress admitted she’s now able to take better care of herself and is able to push herself “to wider boundaries and step out of my zone of comfort”

Since then, she has been practicing yoga, doing breathing exercises and taking cold showers every day and feeling great.

In a chat with The Sun, Tamzin explained that going through the tough times together instantly brought her closer to the co-stars.

She told the publication: “Even though we’ve only known each other for three weeks, I feel like I know them, some of them, better than I know my older friends.”

“When you go through a lot of trauma with people, there’s a bond that’s pretty unbreakable, I think,” she continued.

Tamzin also explained that the experience actually boosted her confidence, sharing, “I think my confidence came back when I was there.”

Co-stars: The actress appeared on the show alongside professional dancer Strictly Dianne Buswell, Gabby Logan.  Patrice Evra, meteorologist Owain Wyn Evans, singers Alfie Boe and Professor Green and Chelcee Grimes

Co-stars: The actress appeared on the show alongside professional dancer Strictly Dianne Buswell, Gabby Logan. Patrice Evra, meteorologist Owain Wyn Evans, singers Alfie Boe and Professor Green and Chelcee Grimes

The actress appeared on the show alongside Strictly pro dancer Dianne Buswell, Gabby Logan. Patrice Evra, meteorologist Owain Wyn Evans, singers Alfie Boe and Professor Green and Chelcee Grimes.

This week Tamzin celebrated her fifth birthday with her boyfriend

Tamzin Outhwaite’s boyfriend has shared a loving tribute to his beloved on their fifth anniversary together.

Tom Child, 31, posted a series of snaps to his Instagram in a gushing post proclaiming his love for the EastEnders actress.

The couple, who have a 20 year age gap, are pictured loving each other together as Tom wrote: “5 years with this lady. Here are the TNT adventures!!! I love him dearly!

‘Phenomenal mother! Phenomenal partner! Best raffle ticket I’ve ever won!!! @glamzin xxxxx.’

She responded in the comments: ‘Oh baby. Thanks. You are the nicest surprise I have ever had. xx’

Gushing: Tamzin's boyfriend Tom Child shared a loving tribute to his beloved on their fifth anniversary together this week

Gushing: Tamzin’s boyfriend Tom Child shared a loving tribute to his beloved on their fifth anniversary together this week

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