At the height of his DWTS success, Tristan MacManus was ‘destroying’ himself with alcohol.

The reality star continued: “I do have regrets and I maybe could have done better in my profession as how I did, but I am happy with who I am. I like me and there was a long stage in my life where I didn’t. 

“You have to go through tough times and when you are going through tough times, you feel as though they are never going to end. 

“So the fact that that moment in time for me is a moment in time in my past, I couldn’t be any more grateful for it.”

Aside from his dancing credits, Tristan co-hosted Studio 10 with Sarah Harris and Narelda Jacobs for three years until it was axed in late 2023. 

Speaking to Confidential, Tristan opened up about suffering two heart attacks, with the first occurring when he was just 26 years old. 

The health scare gave the Irish presenter a new outlook on life, who said he is determined to live a fulfilling life with his wife and kids.

“Three strikes and you are out,” he said.

“There will always be that fear. I couldn’t think of anything else that would be more scary than not seeing my kids grow up. 

“I assumed heart attacks were for people who didn’t look after themselves… obviously it’s an uneducated assumption.”

Feature Image: Instagram @tristanmacmanus/Channel 10.

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