Fern Britton’s weight loss has impressed many in the past who hope to emulated such slimming success.
The TV presenter began her career on Ready Steady Cook before moving on to This Morning with Phillip Schofield.
The Ealing-born Briton now lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband Phil Vickery.
The 58-year-old chef is appearing on his own TV programme tonight, Save Money: Good Diet.
In it he reveals low-cost healthy meals.
Some might fear that living with a chef would scupper their chances of weight loss, but Phil revealed how he helped his wife.
He explained how about Fern lost weight to the Mirror: “Fern has cut right back on carbohydrates and eats a really healthy diet now with loads of vegetables and fruit.
“She likes my cooking. Family meals are old-fashioned favourites, like cottage pie or chicken with lots of veg and salad.”
But this is not the only strategy Fern loosed to shed the weight.
The presenter also turned to surgical intervention to help her.
Fern had a gastric band operation to aid her in her weight loss.
“I had the gastric band for health reasons,” she told the MailOnline in 2011.
“My cholesterol was high. My knee joints were starting to hurt.I wasn’t able to run.
“I was approaching 50 and I thought: ‘Do you know what? I’m going to be different when I’m 50.’”
“For me it’s worked. I’ve got good cholesterol now. I’m incredibly fit.”
From on TV star to another, how did Adulting star Emily Atack slim down?
The actress lost weight on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here.
Speaking to OK! Magazine about how much she had lost, she said: “Not much, about half a stone. I’m feeling good and healthy, though, I’ve had a good detox.”
Before going into the jungle, the comedian revealed she was open to the idea of using the experience as a chance to shape up.
After leaving the jungle, she said on Down Under: “I just want to lose a bit of weight so that when I get home and it’s Christmas I have a bit of room and can put it back on again.”