With a string of hit TV shows, she became a household name. Ruby Wax, who is now 68 years old, reveals she was in anguish when she realised she was no longer famous. As a result, she recreated herself as an Oxford student. “I always knew I had to leave the party before it left me, so when it was time to move on to the next chapter of my life, I leapt.”
She claimed, however, that she had avoided the temptation of clinging to stardom by pursuing a Master’s degree in psychology at Oxford.
“So many once-famous people try to hang on long after their sell-by date has passed, asking, ‘Please keep me on the screen, I’ll do anything, put me to an island and I’ll devour my young,'” she explained.
“But you have to figure out what genuinely piques your interest – I fell in love with brain research. I had a blast playing those events, but there’s one thing you can’t take away from me. If I hadn’t turned off the television, none of this would have happened.”
The chat show host and star of the series Girls On Top, in an interview with Radio Times, said: Destructive “When all you’re renowned for is sunbathing beside a pool in a piece of dental floss as a swimsuit, celebrity becomes potentially damaging and detrimental. “If you don’t have a skill to practise, such as acting, you become increasingly reliant on followers. Inevitably, the admirers will abandon you in search of the next juicy morsel. When the spotlight shifts, it’s like coming off a hardcore drug cold turkey.