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Comedian who lived with anorexia turns experience into stand-up show

A comedian who lived with anorexia for a decade has turned his experience into a stand-up show.

Dave Chawner Credit: Dave Chawner

Dave Chawner wants to bring humour to the difficult and in his words - very unfunny topic - to engage people.

There are varying estimates about what percentage of eating disorder sufferers are men, but studies have shown that it could be up to 25%. The secretive nature of eating disorders means it’s possible that many sufferers of all genders are being overlooked.

Use the following services to find out more information and advice on eating disorders.

NHS Choices – Eating Disorders

Beat (Beat Eating Disorders)

  • Helpline: 0808 801 0677
  • Youthline: 0808 801 0711
  • Beat website

Turmoil of supermodel who attempted suicide

Victoire Dauxerre was a supermodel who walked at some of the biggest fashion shows in the world.

Victoire Dauxerre

She graced the catwalks in London, Milan and New York, but behind the glamour she faced personal turmoil. She was urged to lose weight and at 5 foot 10 was targeting an unhealthy 7 stone. She became ill, quit modelling and ended up attempting suicide.

They don't tell you you have to lose 22lbs in two months. What they say is you need to be this size to fit into the clothes, otherwise you don't get any work.

– Victoire Dauxerre

The UK's eating disorder charity, B-EAT has specially trained atff to help end the suffering caused by eating disorders. For more information click here.

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