Kelly Osbourne is now a special contributor for Dr. Phil in what may appear to be the most unique combination on television, RadarOnline.com has confirmed.
The 25-year-old musician, who lost weight before our very eyes on last season’s Dancing With The Stars, will be contributing to Dr. Phil McGraw’s talk show on topics that she knows all too well: weight loss and addiction.
RadarOnline.com has an exclusive clip of Kelly’s first show under this new deal. in the extremely candid clip, Kelly reveals “the first time I took a prescription pill that wasn’t prescribed to me I was 15.” She had just moved to America and didn’t fit in “I was the chubby foreigner,” she tells Dr. Phil. When she went to a club and felt uncomfortable, someone gave her a prescription drug.
“Because it came from a doctor’s bottle I didn’t think it could do anything bad, so I took it,” she says. “And within 45 minutes. I was the life of the party. And I had confidence. ” She finally fit in. “The thing about pills is you don’t have to have the right hair. You don’t have to have the right bag. You don’t have to be the prettiest girl in the world. You don’t have to be the most popular. You take a pill and you fit in.”
Dr. Phil says “Kelly is an excellent addition to our show because she’s experienced a lot of what many of our younger viewers may be going through.” The daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne gained famed on the MTV show The Osbournes, where she had a potty mouth and was a plump 160 pounds. Since then, the 5’2″ singer has shrunk from a size 14 to a size 2; losing more than 40 pounds going from 160 pounds to 118 pounds.
Kelly also admits to being addicted to Vicodin by the time she was 17 and at one point was taking 50 pills a day just to deal with her new found fame. Dr. Phil says “She has dealt with drug addiction as well as addictions within her family. She’s also fought the battle with obesity, and the public scrutiny that often accompanies it. She is well-armed and up to the task of being our special contributor.”
Dr. Phil’s Executive Producer Carla Pennington says, “We see her role not limited to that of just a studio guest, but someone who we can send out in the field to gather information and to do interviews, particularly with young people, on a more comfortable and even playing field.”
Kelly’s deal continues until the end of this season and on to next season. She says, “I really hope I can use my life experiences to do some good.”
Her first appearance is Wednesday, March 24.