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Lisa Riley's Baggy Body Club

  • Episode: 

    1 of 1

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Tue 05 Sep 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 36 2017 : Sat 02 Sep - Fri 08 Sep
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    New
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Lisa Riley's Baggy Body Club
 
Actress and presenter, Lisa Riley lost a remarkable 12 stone in 16 months through diet and exercise, however, this has left her with masses of excess skin that she is now very determined to have removed.

Lisa says: “I want to rip it off.  I hate it so much.  I’ve worked my arse off to be this person of health and physique, yet, how on earth am I supposed to feel happy about being left with this?  It’s visually disgusting and I don’t want it anymore.”

Around 1 in 4 adults in the UK are obese and 16 months ago, Actress, Lisa Riley was one of them.  But faced with the threat of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, she has turned her life around. Some suspect Lisa has had secret bariatric surgery, but in this film, we witness just how she has lost her weight, through diet and exercise, losing 12 stone and going from a size 28 to a 12.

But Lisa’s dream body has turned into a nightmare, with extreme weight loss leaving an unwanted legacy - masses of unsightly excess skin.

Lisa says: “There’s been moments over the past, maybe 6 or 7 months, where I’ve got to the point and I’ve gone, should I have lost all this weight? I really feel I’ve been left with the booby prize!”

Lisa is part of a Baggy Body Club, an ever-growing number of people faced with the same shocking side effect of excess skin, who are all determined to do something about it.

She tells the group: “After all this weight loss, I’ve been left with an overwhelming amount of saggy skin, its everywhere, I get angry, I get annoyed, I get frustrated but now it’s getting upsetting and it’s now getting painful.”

Adding: “For the first time I feel like I’m not alone, I love my family and friends more than anything, but they don’t know what I feel like when I look in the mirror, everybody here, really does.”

In this personal and revealing documentary, we follow Lisa as she continues her strict healthy lifestyle, copes with the baggy body she has been left with and pursue drastic surgery to have it removed. 

There are setbacks along the way, but she finds support from those who know what she’s going through, who have had their own skin removal operations or want surgery but are can’t afford it, due to the NHS only funding extreme cases.

Filmed over 7 months of Lisa’s life, we are with her every step of the way on a heartfelt and emotional journey to try and achieve the dream body she craves for.