Alison Hammond's gastric band fail

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 November 2014
Alison Hammond

Alison Hammond

'Strictly Come Dancing' star Alison Hammond tried to use a gastric band to lose weight but her body "rejected it"

Alison Hammond tried to use a gastric band to lose weight but her body "rejected it".

The bubbly television personality - who is currently competing on BBC One's 'Strictly Come Dancing' - has revealed that she once tried using a gastric band after watching the former 'This Morning' presenter Fern Britton lose weight after having the same procedure.

She shared: "I was offered a gastric band around the time Fern was and tried it because Ii wanted to lose weight. I didn't have a trigger to say I was full up, which is why I had it. But my body started rejecting it. I began to grow scar tissue around it.

After having it removed, Alison told the Daily Mail's Weekend magazine: "The doctor said, 'Normally it takes 15 minutes to remove a gastric band but yours took three hours because of all the scar tissue."

The 39-year-old star - who was paired with professional dancer Aljaž Skorjanec, 24, on BBC One show - now refers to herself as "fit fat" since taking part in the rigorous dance routines.

Alison said: "I'm a fit fat.

"I've got a cholesterol of 3.2 and my blood pressure is good so my stats are like an athlete."

The star - who has a nine-year-old son - admitted that she will "never" be able to slim her size 26 body to size ten.

She said: "Alison Hammond is never going to be a size ten. It's not going to happen."

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