Charlie Dimmock has attracted more than a few headlines – and Google searches about her weight in recent years.
And she has a wonderfully refreshing attitude to her size, admitting that she’s “always been up and down”.
The popular gardener, on telly today (July 23) in ITV’s Garden Rescue, bounded back into the limelight on the show in 2017.
Charlie Dimmock trolled over her weight
Charlie shot to fame in 1997 alongside Alan Titchmarsh and Tommy Walsh on Ground Force.
She left the show in 2004, and didn’t return to our screens in a more regular capacity until fronting Garden Rescue some 13 years later.
Like many women – and men – Charlie saw her weight and physique change in this time.
And some cruel viewers hit Twitter to call out Charlie’s changing shape.
“Charlie Dimmock has put some timber on!” slammed one.
“Time has not been kind to Charlie,” said another.
“Charlie Dimmock has been at the pies eh?’ said a third.
However, others were more understanding and recognise there’s more to us than what you see before you.
“Binge watching Garden Rescue on iPlayer,” said one at the time. “Sure Charlie Dimmock has gained weight (me too), but her skills and knowledge are unaffected.”
‘I’ll never be slim or skinny’
It’s a sentiment Charlie, 55, appears to share after previously opening up about her weight.
Chatting to the Independent back in 2016, the green-fingered TV presenter explained that “life is too short” to worry about your weight.
And she admitted that the stance is something that has come to her with age.
“I’ve always been up and down in my weight. I’ll never be slim or skinny, let’s put it like that. One season I’ll be a size 14, then 18, but it’s something I’ve just accepted now.
“I’m at that age where I think, life is too short.”
Charlie has also previously spoken about her sex symbol status when she joined Ground Force, admitting it baffled her.
“I was never a sex symbol before, so how could I suddenly become one? It’s just a bit silly. I received a few silly letters back then, like a marriage proposal from a farmer in Australia,” she said.
Famous for her reputation for not wearing a bra, Charlie said she “didn’t plan it” and insists the move was simply because “sometimes just more comfortable not having a bra on.”
We so hear you, Charlie!
Garden Rescue is on today (April 23) at 5.10pm on ITV.
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