A man from Torquay has told ITV News that he has lost more than 50 per cent of his excess weight following surgery at Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital.

At his heaviest Bill Flood was 27 stone and found long term dieting very hard. As a father, he knew something had to change.

Back in June we followed Bill as he got ready for his operation, and then as he underwent the 90-minute procedure to remove half of his stomach.

Six months on Bill is on track to a healthier, happier future.