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The American actress said: “When I lost my fame, it was painful.

“I always knew to leave the party before it left me, so I jumped in when it was time to move on to the next chapter of my life.”

But she said she didn’t fall into the trap of trying to hold on to fame, opting instead to study psychotherapy for a master’s degree at Oxford.

She said: “So many once-famous people try to hold on long after they’ve reached their sell-by date, begging, ‘Please keep me on screen, I’ll do anything, send me on an island and I will eat my young’.

“But you have to find out what really captures your imagination – I fell in love with studying the brain. I had the ride of my life doing these shows, but I got something you can’t take from me. . This wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t quit television.”

In an interview for Radio Times, the chat host and sitcom Girls On Top star said:

Destructive “Fame becomes potentially destructive and harmful when all you’re famous for is sunbathing by a pool wearing a piece of dental floss as your swimsuit.

“If you don’t have any skills to practice, like in acting, you become more and more dependent on the fans. Inevitably, the fans will let you follow the next piece of fresh meat.

“Withdrawing attention when the spotlight comes on is like getting off a hard drug.

“If you want to be famous for the sake of being famous, there’s a price. You always expect special treatment when people have no idea who you are anymore.”

  • On her new show, When Ruby Wax Met… she looks back on some of her celebrity interviews on BBC2, Sunday at 9pm.