McKeith to host new Channel 4 fat show

September 28, 2007 by  
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Television’s most famous dietician Gillian McKeith is to host a new Channel 4 show aimed at making fat people lose weight.

The surly Scot will present Supersize Versus Superskinny, the latest offering from Endemol, the production firm behind Big Brother and a number of other reality shows.

In the show, obese people will swap diets with thin people with the results filmed, according to the Daily Mirror.

However, the idea has already led to some medical professionals expressing their concerns.

Dr Ian Campbell, the medical advisor at Weight Concern, said: “For the sake of entertaining people, this will replace one person’s bad diet with another’s bad diet.”

Notably, for the show Gillian will go without her ‘Doctor’ title after the Advertising Standards Authority recently ruled that she does not hold such a qualification while she has also come under criticism from a number of health professionals.

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