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Hollyoaks Star Stephanie Davis Reveals Her Autism Diagnosis

November 19, 2019

Hollyoaks star Stephanie Davis has started a YouTube blog in order to discuss her recent autism diagnosis.

Stephanie uploaded her first video on Sunday (November 17) and titled it “I Have High Functioning Autism. This is me”, where she also spoke candidly about her struggles with social anxiety.

Reflecting on her diagnosis, Stephanie said: “I’ve guessed I just went under the radar with this, but it explains a lot to me. I think since knowing I’m more aware of what I’m doing, but I’ve struggled my whole life with it, it’s actually quite sad.

“My mum felt a bit gutted for me because she was like, ‘I knew that you struggled with these things, but I didn’t even think…’ I think she felt upset at the way my little head must’ve been struggling for many years.”

Revealing that she decided to start the blog as a way of helping others and spreading awareness, the actress is also hoping to receive “help and tips”.

In the video, Stephanie discusses how she’s always picked up on people’s traits and attempted to copy them, while also talking about why she struggled to get on the school bus as a child.

Writing on Twitter, Stephanie added: “I’m at the moment trying to get to know my self for the first time ever. It’s like the jigsaw pieces have finally fitted together…

“People say to me why share everything, but I feel like, what’s the point in going through everything I have if I can’t share it when I KNOW it will help others?

“I’ve already helped so many with my experiences in life and I feel like that’s my calling.”

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