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Monday 17th June 2019

Tina Malone tells friends they are "chunky" and "need the gym"

Her father was brutally honest about her weight problem

TV star Tina Malone says people "pussyfoot around" the issue of weight gain.

The actress, who shed more than 12 stone with the help of a gastric band, was speaking after Kelly Brook told how she lost weight after her boyfriend called her a "balloon".

Kelly lost weight after he partner called her a "balloon" (Credit: Instagram)

Tina, 55, told Good Morning Britain her father was honest with her about her weight.

I looked like a pig in a frock. 
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"I am an expert on this having lost 12 stone, four pounds and gone from a Size 28 to a Size 8, with the help of a gastric band obviously," she told Kate Garraway and Charlotte Hawkins.

"I met my husband in a fat camp 10 years ago, he's 20 years younger than me, in the gym seven days a week. My husband probably wouldn't dare say that to me.

"I remember my father saying to me years ago, my first NTA awards...

"I had a dress on and I said, 'Do I look fat in this dress?'. And my dad said, 'Yeah, because you’re fat.

"You’re going to look fat in every dress’.”

She added: "I don’t think there’s a problem, saying to your partner, 'For longevity, I love you, I’m worried about you.

"So you need to lose weight, let’s do it together’. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that."

She said: I have said to friends, 'Who ate all the pies?' "I do think we pussyfoot around."

Tina said of her own weight loss: "I looked like a pig in a frock.

"But it was my health and my mental health that made me lose weight. I was dying.

Charlotte and Kate chaired the conversation (Credit: ITV)

"My dad said I looked like an Easter egg and I did. I was like a ball.

"It’s important how you deal with people. I tell my friends, 'You are looking a bit chunky there.

"You need to get yourself to the gym'. But they’re my friends."

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