Tamzin Outhwaite is quitting drinking.

Tamzin Outhwaite

Tamzin Outhwaite

Although the 50-year-old actress used to love a boozy night out with pals, she revealed that two-day hangovers and paranoia have led her to decide to cut out alcohol completely.

She told the Sun on Sunday newspaper: "I’ve thought about quitting drinking for a long time and it feels like now is the time.

“Actually, I don’t need this any more — it’s more of a ¬hindrance, because if I do have a brilliant night and I love it, we’ve got stories for days about those good times.

“But then I’ve got two days where I’m not very clear. And you know, five drinks can do that to me now.”

"I’ve thought about quitting drinking for a long time and it feels like now is the time."

And Tamzin - who is dating Tom Child, 30 and has daughters Florence, 12, and eight-year-old Marnie with ex-husband Tom Ellis - believes that the fun night out is no longer worth the anxiety that follows.

She explained: "“It’s a waste of my health and a waste of my time, because I’m recovering for something that was brilliant for a short amount of time, and was it that brilliant?

“It fills me with fear when you phone each other the next day and start talking about what happened.

“I know we’ve all got each other’s backs as a group of girls, and we do have a brilliant time and it’s fun. But I don’t want to ever get to those places any more of having to find out.

"It’s got so much to answer for, alcohol. What it leads to as well, what happened momentarily on the night or what it leads to in the long run, and the decisions that are made under the influence that are not right."