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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:08 am    Post subject: Fern Had Surgery  Reply with quote

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TV presenter Fern Britton has admitted she had stomach surgery to help her lose weight.

The 50-year-old co-host of ITV's This Morning said she underwent gastric banding two years ago.

In a statement, Ms Britton said she was "very pleased" with the results but added she would not want to influence others to follow her lead.

The procedure helps reduce the stomach so only small meals can be eaten, but gives the impression of being full.

The star, who is married to celebrity chef Phil Vickery, has shed three stone over the last couple of years.

It had previously been reported that cycling, walking a family dog and eating less were the drivers behind the weight loss.

"As I know, many people are interested in my weight loss over the past two years," she said.

"As interest is so high, I am making public, as a personal choice, that I had a gastric band operation two years ago.

"I did this purely for myself and I would not wish to influence others to do the same. But for me it has worked and I am very pleased with the results."

Briton is not the only celebrity to have admitted to having the procedure.

Presenter Anne Diamond revealed she too had had a gastric band fitted, but later revealed it had not worked as it was not fitted properly.



I actually had noticed her weightloss a while ago now but thought it was from a new regime she was putting herself through or had a fitness instructor or something? But its even worse she went and got surgery    
No matter how she lost the weight though I think things are crazy at the moment  because I've noticed this a new trend lately of people in the public eye who were overweight now losing the weight and I can't help but feel its due to work pressures and these people feeling their extra weight is holding them back in their careers      I always thought she was a very attractive larger lady that suited her weight

At least Fern is saying she is not encouraging others to go to this extreme however the fact that she has gone public will no doubt encourage so many now  





Though what is she doing down that chef's pants    (I know its her hubby before anyone comes in to tell me   )
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was surprised when I read about it in today's paper......I thought she'd been dieting and exercising to lose the weight but she's another one like Sharon Osbourne and Anne Diamond who've had surgery. I wonder why she chose that instead of dieting cause she had the gastric band fitted 2 years ago and she could have lost weight normally in that period?

She must have felt she wanted to lose weight......I know the papers printed unflattering holiday pics a while back, but she strikes me as a woman who wouldn't let that affect her. I always thought she looked pretty good before the weight loss.......always bubbly and very attractive. It must be hard losing weight when you're married to a chef!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow thats quite shocking, i thought she had done it naturally  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep its definitely extreme alright and not something I would imagine that should be encouraged but I really get the feeling that it has alot to do with her career and perhaps wanting to expand it to a wilder field....it is a joke though that she has to lose weight in order to do that however  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's in today's paper that Fern Britton could be dropped from the Ryvita ads cause it could be seen as misleading the public into thinking Ryvita helped her to lose weight. She gets paid £200,000 a year to front the ads.

I can't understand her doing the ads when she's had surgery.......or has she been eating Ryvitas to keep the weight off?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can sort of understand where they are coming from because they can foresee the complaints that would come their way by having her doing them now....after all the previous ads were never about her really losing weight but were parody's...letting on like she was really this slim lady that would put on this fat suit whenever she went out or went on telly....they'll struggle to use that joke now  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think they said she ate Ryvitas to lose weight either....like you say Luc they were more parodies than anything else. It seems they might be keeping her in the ads after all according to today's paper.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here she is on this morning explaining...I like Fern Britton but I do think even with her telling everyone not to copy her she must know so many are now going to and I think that is a dangerous thing...

I also think she looks better with the weight on...she still looks well but I think some people suits being weighty and I believe she is one  


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

She's come out fighting and good on her for getting back at the critics. I think she's been naive though.......she might have wanted to keep the surgery private, after all, just because she's in the public eye it doesn't mean people have to know everything about her, BUT........she'll have given many women false hope and inspired them to lose weight by dieting and exercising, only for them to be disappointed they haven't lost the weight as quickly as she has. I think she should have said at the beginning what she was doing and she'd be exercising as well as having the band fitted, then everything would have been out in the open.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But in fairness I don't think it was really down to privacy issues that she didn't want to say anything I think it was more to do with knowing every other famous person who has gone on to have this op has been seriously criticised in the media... for example Anne Diamond...I also believe there was a part business decision there too because if it had never came out that she got a band inserted she would have made a fortune with slimming/ fitness videos and diet plans and probably more ads on telly..... In saying that I think the press are prety lousy and a big contributor to the whole problem with people's obsessions on having the perfect body


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