DANCING On Ice star Vanessa Bauer has told for the first time how she was suicidal after battling eating disorders from the age of seven.

As a teen she was one of Germany’s best Olympic skating hopes — but grew obsessed with her weight after cruel coaches branded her a “fat cow”.

By the age of 15 Vanessa was trapped in a vicious circle which saw her make herself vomit up to eight times a day in a desperate attempt to stay skinny.