Australian Idol star Kate DeAraugo reveals her shocking binge eating disorder and the 'shameful' moment she hid in an alley to eat a potato cake

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By Kinta Walsh-cotton For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 21:06 EDT, 31 October 2023 | Updated: 21:22 EDT, 31 October 2023

Kate DeAraugo has revealed she battled a binge eating upset successful precocious schoolhouse aft she struggling to consciousness comfortable successful her ain skin.

The singer, 37, who changeable to fame erstwhile she won nan 2005 play of Australian Idol, said she often partook successful 'shameful eating'.

Opening up astir nan upset connected her caller podcast Why Do I Feel This Way?, she confessed she would hide and dishonesty to group astir nan nutrient she was eating.  

'Binge eating for maine started really young. From possibly moreover nan property of five, I was hiding and lying astir my eating and my food,' Kate said.

'That was my first measurement of regulating those emotions and those retired of power feelings of not being comfortable successful my skin.'

Kate DeAraugo has revealed she battled a binge eating upset successful precocious schoolhouse aft she struggling to consciousness comfortable successful her ain skin 

She admitted to buying a murphy barroom from her section food and spot shop each time aft schoolhouse and hiding successful a adjacent alley to eat it earlier she went location and snacked.

'I would purposefully spell and get nan murphy cake, cognize it was wrong, consciousness shameful astir it, hide and eat it.' she said.

Kate's podcast and caller life confessions travel aft she precocious told Nine Honey uncovering fame connected Australian Idol helped money her addiction to methamphetamine.

The vocalist who changeable to fame erstwhile she won nan 2005 play of Australian Idol, said she often partook successful 'shameful eating'

She said she saw narcotics arsenic a 'solution' to her struggle pinch societal worry and assemblage image issues during her clip performing pinch The Young Divas.

'I guess, if anything, possibly I was earning a spot of money astatine nan time, truthful I was capable to support rather a large wont rather quickly,' she said.

'I'd suffered pinch societal worry and insecurities and each of that worldly each done my teenage years and erstwhile I met narcotics conscionable successful a societal setting, it felt for illustration my solution successful that minute.'

Opening up astir nan upset connected her caller podcast Why Do I Feel This Way? , she confessed she would hide and dishonesty to group astir nan nutrient she was eating 

Kate added her addiction not only tore her life apart, but caused strife successful nan lives of those she loved.

The Australian Idol victor recovered herself astatine stone bottommost successful 2017 aft pleading blameworthy to possessing ice, supplier driving and weapons offences.

Avoiding conviction, nan prima was placed connected a organization corrections bid and has since made each effort to rehabilitate herself and toggle shape her life.

If you aliases personification you cognize is struggling pinch an eating upset aliases assemblage image issues, please interaction nan Butterfly Foundation Helpline on 1800 33 4673. 

'Binge eating for maine started really young. From possibly moreover nan property of five, I was hiding and lying astir my eating and my food,' Kate said. Pictured pinch her boy Hudson