RICHARD and Judy’s TV presenter daughter Chloe Madeley was skating on thin ice with a poor public image - but Dancing On Ice showed the world the real her, she says.
The 23-year-old admits she made mistakes, but her celebrity parents meant it all ended up in the papers.
She was banned for drink driving and there was controversy when pictures from her Facebook page showed her inhaling from a bong, a pipe used to smoke cannabis.
Chloe, who came third in the Dancing On Ice TV series, told The Star: “It kind of pigeon holed me as this kind of wild child character - which isn’t me at all.
“But doing a show like Dancing On Ice was great because it is an aspect of reality, so shows the real you.
“That people kept me in week after week was a really humbling, flattering, warm feeling and the support I’ve had on Twitter and in public has been just lovely.
“We had a discussion whether my parents should turn up for the TV shows. I didn’t want to feed into all the nepotism negativity. But their support really got me through and I’m really grateful.”