is just as beloved as other Doctors of the modern series of Doctor Who
, with fans often lamenting that he only served one single season in the Tardis. Over time, he’s opened up about his reasons for leaving, previously touching on the disagreements with BBC
bosses that caused him to vacate the role. But the actor has now spoken about the struggle with anorexia and mental health issues he was battling at the time as well, and for long afterwards.
In his new autobiography I Love The Bones Of You, Eccleston explains that he’s never talked publicly about his lifelong suffering from body dysmorphia due to his belief that it was a “filthy secret.”
“Many times I’ve wanted to reveal that I’m a lifelong anorexic and dysmorphic. I never have. I always thought of it as a filthy secret, because I’m Northern, because