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This Morning: Caller says ex refuses to take her back unless she loses weight

It left Holly 'wound up'

This Morning host Holly Willoughby was ‘angered’ after a caller revealed her ex would only take her back if she lost weight.

On the ITV daytime show today (Thursday, September 17), Holly and her co-presenter Philip Schofield took a call from a woman who said her former partner wanted her to drop two dress sizes.

Holly Willoughby. This Morning caller
The This Morning caller’s situation left Holly Willoughby ‘angry’ (Credit: ITV)

What did the caller say on This Morning?

The caller, whose name was Jennifer, told them: “I’m 47 years old. I’m currently going through the change.

“I’ve just split from my partner, who tells me I’m fat and should be a size 12, not a size 16.

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“I’m not lazy. I work as a prison officer and I’m very active. I have never been a slim person but I don’t think I look bad.

“My ex says he will come back if I lose weight. What can I do?”

Vanessa Feltz
Vanessa Feltz advised the caller to move on (Credit: ITV)

Agony aunt Vanessa Feltz advised the caller to ditch her man. What he said, she pointed out, was “so unkind”.

That sort of made me a bit angry… I feel a bit wound up about those.

She also pointed out that it was worded so it sounded like he was doing her a favour.

Staying positive, Holly told Jennifer: “You’ve got through this with your self-esteem intact. You say you feel good about yourself and you want to keep that. So many people don’t have that. Don’t let him take that away from you!”

Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield
Holly Willoughby said afterwards she felt “wound up”  (Credit: ITV)

How did Holly Willoughby react after the call?

Afterwards, Holly told pal Phil that the call left her feeling “angry” and “wound up”.

“That sort of made me a bit angry,” she said to her co-host. “I feel a bit wound up about those.”

Elsewhere on today’s episode of This Morning, two parents who were on the show a few years ago were back to reveal the support they have received online for swapping genders.

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Louise and Charlie Draven encouraged people to be kinder the last time they were on.

And now, Charlie says, the couple receive much more support than hate. He said on the programme: “There wasn’t very much hate on that point it was more a case of everyone being more open and wanting to know about us, the things we do and the way we treat our son. It was a pretty good response.”

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