Andrea from Marrietta in Georgia, chews her way through 1,800 metres of tape every month, reports The Daily Mail.

"I am addicted to eating tape. If I see tape in front of me I will pick it up and just start chewing. I have to have it," she said speaking on Discovery Real Time show My Strange Addiction.

The Mail says the 23-year-old's addiction began nine years ago and has progressively worsened.

"The first time that I ate tape was when I was out of gum, and there was tape.

"I took a piece, chewed it, and I have been chewing tape ever since," she reportedly said.

The Mail says she even has her own wristband containing sellotape so that she can get her fix on the go.

Speaking to the camera she demonstrates how she eats the tape. She said: "I usually take about this much of tape (around four centimetres) and I just put it in my mouth and start chewing.

"It’s just sticky when I first put it in my mouth. It has more of a chemical type taste to it.

"Sometimes it tastes like glue. I usually chew it for about 30 seconds.

"That piece will eventually dissolve, break-up. I swallow pieces of it, and I just put in another piece of tape," she said.