Trisha Goddard’s daughter Billie says her mum tried to talk her out of tough new show The Bridge

AFTER battling back from booze and drug addictions, Trisha Goddard’s daughter Billie has landed a role in a new reality show.

She has signed up to appear in Channel 4’s The Bridge, which sees 12 strangers work together to build a bridge in the British countryside with a £100,000 prize up for grabs.

But despite making a career on the box, chat show legend Trisha is concerned about how her daughter will fare on telly.

Billie revealed: “Mum is apprehensive, but also encouraging. She’s nervous about reality shows in general, but she is supportive and understands I’m in a bit of a rut in life.

“I don’t really care what people think of me because I’m happy with who I am and how far I’ve come. My biggest concern is it could reflect on my mum. But, apart from that it’s a new experience.”

Billie, Trisha’s eldest child, battled addiction from the age of 12.


She was later diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and PTSD after seeking help for booze and drugs.

Billie said if she wins the show, which starts on Sunday, she will use the prize money to help others with similar issues.

She added: “The most fulfilling stuff I’ve done in the last three or four years is supporting those going through drug and alcohol recovery. I’d want to use the money to support those going through things I’ve been through in the past.”

Fair play.

Joel's hits and missus

JOEL Dommett is well on his way to conquering prime time telly and has found the perfect partner in crime – wife Hannah Cooper. 

The comic presented his ITV2 lockdown show Home Alone with his missus, and said: “Hannah’s always wanted to be a TV presenter.

“She has always had a bit too much personality to stand behind the camera.”

But it’s not just telly roles they’re eyeing up – both are offering their services to be in the next 007 film. 

Joel, who also presents Hey Tracey on ITV2, added: “She would love to be a Bond girl.

“I mean, if I could be the Bond that would be absolutely fantastic.”
But he added: “I think my sort of underlying level of sarcasm doesn’t really fit Bond.”

The couple – who recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary – have got several joint projects on the cards already.

Sounds like a winning formula to me.

Surf's looking big, Nick

DIY SOS: The Big Build is returning with Nick Knowles, as host and a Children In Need special kicking off the new BBC1 series.

The show, airing on November 12, will see the team of craftsmen journey to Caswell Bay, near Swansea, where they’ll help build a better base for Surfability UK – a local company that gives surfing lessons to people with disabilities and learning difficulties.

They’ll go on to tackle jobs in Scunthorpe, Cornwall and Weston-super-Mare, and it turns out they’re fuelled by one thing – brew power.

The cast and crew guzzled through 18,000 cups of tea and 36,000 biscuits during the filming of the new series

Hope they had plenty of toilets on site, too.

Must watch

WHAT? Murder Case, BBC2, 9pm.

WHY? A new series of the documentary that goes behind the scenes of murder investigations in Scotland, starting with the case of a man who dies after a brutal assault.

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