Kara Tointon: “I’ve felt suicidal”

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 08: Kara Tointon attends the 'Strictly Come Dancing' Season 8 Launch Show at BBC Television Centre on September 8, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

Kara Tointon has spoken about how life has been since she left Eastenders.

Kara, who is currently starring in Strictly Come Dancing, told Fabulous: “I’ll be honest. I’ve felt suicidal,”

“I know that sounds dramatic but it’s really tough out there. You’re used to being busy and then, all of a sudden, you’re not. It’s the worst thing ever…”

“I’ve thought about giving up acting for good. Many times. When you’re working, it feels worth all the hanging around. But during the down times, you’re just waiting for the phone to ring – it’s awful.” told the 27-year-old actress.

Kara is now focusing on winning the celebrity dance contest.