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Bianca Gascoigne: Paul needs to go to rehab 'for a long time'

Bianca Gascoigne: Paul needs to go to rehab 'for a long time'

Bianca Gascoigne thinks her stepfather Paul needs to go to rehab "for a long time".

The 30-year-old model opened up about the former footballer - who has battled with alcohol addiction on and off for an extended period of time - in a frank conversation with Nicola McLean in the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house.

When Nicola told Bianca how much of a "legend" her stepfather is, the blonde beauty admitted she feels that is why her mother Sheryl always gets blamed for his ill health.

She said: "She is still helping him even now, every day. She's been a bit of a scapegoat. He's a big part of our lives. We love him. If I could wave a magic wand then I would do it."

Nicola agreed, adding: "It's the worst disease, alcoholism."

And when asked how she thinks he could get better, Bianca confessed: "He needs to be put in a rehab for a long time. I have fingers and toes and eyelashes crossed."

It comes after Bianca previously insisted she won't be talking about her father because it's private.

She explained: "There's been various stories written about me and my relationship with my dad which I feel has put me at a disadvantage. I try not to speak about my father. I found out about a particular story which claimed to have had direct quotes from me but was completely fabricated."

Meanwhile, Bianca previously insisted she earns her own money and doesn't rely on her father for hand outs.

She said: "I have a fantastic job, earn my own money and always have ... I'm really excited to do the 'Celebrity Big Brother' which I've been a fan off for many years. I just want people to see the real me."