Fatima Whitbread leads Fat Fight on This Morning
- Bang Showbiz
- 31 December 2011
'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' star and former Olympic javelin star Fatima Whitbread has joined 'This Morning' as a fitness expert
Fatima Whitbread has joined 'This Morning' as a fitness expert.
The former Olympic medallist is to front a new segment, Fatima's Fat Fight, on the daytime TV show from Thursday (05.01.11).
Bosses decided to sign up Fatima after being impressed with her on the last series of 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'.
The 50-year-old ex-athlete and her team - Dr. Chris Steele and Amanda Hamilton - will be tasked with helping four obese volunteers shift their excess pounds.
A show source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Fatima has 12 weeks to help the overweight 'This Morning' fans. The hope is people at home will join in. It could lead to a whole new career."
'This Morning' editor Adam Vandermark is convinced Fatima is the "ideal person" to help the volunteers get fit again.
He said: "Fatima showed us her steely toughness on 'I'm A Celebrity', so she is the ideal person to get our four overweight viewers back into shape."