LINDA Robson was warned her 50 12 months showbiz profession would finish after signing up for a controversial TV present, she has revealed.
The Free Ladies star, 65, was one among 5 celebrities who toured America in a psychedelic bus to discover hashish use as a part of ITV’s 2018 collection Gone to Pot.
Linda Robson starred in Gone To Pot in 2018Credit: ITV
The group – Linda, Pam St Clement, Christopher Biggins, John Fashanu and Bobby George – had their fair proportion of marijuana in numerous types on the tour, which culminated in them wanting hashish legalised within the UK.
The collection ended up being a smash hit with critics and viewers alike, who liked seeing the unlikely quintet let free on the street journey.
However it’s success wasn’t all the time a certainty.
Linda was warned by her personal agent that she might be committing profession suicide by collaborating.
In an unique interview with The Solar, Linda defined: “My agent thought it was [risky] once I was requested to do Gone To Pot. She stated ‘I don’t suppose you must do it. You’re a daytime face on tv, you’ll in all probability by no means work once more’. However I stated, ‘The collection I’m doing is for ITV, I do most of my work for ITV anyway, so I don’t see the way it can damage in any method’.”
Fortuitously, Linda’s three grown-up kids disagreed.
She continued: “I requested the children as properly. I stated, ‘I’ve been requested to do a programme referred to as Gone To Pot the place I journey round America in a psychedelic bus and I’m going to be taking hashish. What do you suppose?’ They usually stated, ‘We predict you’re the best mum on this planet’. I all the time ask the children no matter I’m doing as a result of it impacts them as properly. They have been for it, and so they liked the collection.”
The programme is without doubt one of the causes that Linda has teamed up with medical hashish model Releaf to try to cut back the stigma across the drug.
On the street journey, Linda was launched to a younger lady whose life had improved massively by taking medicinal hashish.
She stated: “We met a younger lady who was seven or eight, she was having as much as 90 seizures a day, after taking the hashish, they combined it in along with her meals, and so they lowered by 75 per cent.”
And nearer to residence there are mates and family members who’re additionally benefiting from it.
Linda stated: “Certainly one of my husband’s finest mates has bought actually unhealthy MS and my husband goes spherical to him each night time, does his roll-ups for him, helps out. He lives 10 minutes from us and Mark goes to see him each night time simply to verify he’s all proper.
“My sister’s had breast most cancers and she or he takes hashish oil underneath her tongue day-after-day, and that is positively helped her. When she was having chemo she was so sick, however after taking the hashish that positively helped along with her illness as properly.
“If I had something I might positively take it, 100 per cent, with out even worrying about it, even when I bought arrested.”
The present explored hashish use within the United StatesCredit: Handout