Alison Hammond made audiences laugh as the bubbly contestant in Big Brother, including the iconic moment when she jumped on the picnic table and broke it as fans watched around the country. However, the star, who is now a successful presenter and broadcaster, has been very open about her weight. The 45-year-old celebrity is an ambassador for Weight Watchers UK.
Alison was announced as an ambassador after four months of training with Ellis.
She revealed the news on her Instagram, posting: “This is something I wanted to achieve for a long time and I haven’t managed it on my own, so I went to my local workshop and met my lovely Wellness Coach Andrea and the rest is history!
“I’m falling in love with the journey and hope you will support me as much as you can.”
The star followed the Weight Watchers diet with the help of her coach, cooking lighter meals such as chicken with spinach, or mince with cauliflower rice.
The presenter also revealed she had lost two stone in 2017 after going sugar free for the ITV show, Sugar Free Farm. She told her fellow This Morning presenters in an interview that she did a lot of exercise including Zumba classes, but sugar cravings made her a “slave” to it and she often had two chocolate bars a day.
Alison also said she slept better after quitting the sugar for the show.
Weight Watchers, which recently rebranded as WW, promises followers of its diet plan can eat whatever they like, with no limits.
Instead it uses a points system, which dieters can then use to decide what to eat each day after having a personalised plan set out for them.
“We give each food and drink a simple number based on its total energy, sugar, saturated fat and protein. All you have to do is stick to your personalised SmartPoints Budget and enjoy your lifestyle while you lose weight and get healthier,” the company explained.
Foods with zero points are the healthiest, which means you can eat as many of them as you like, while treats will have higher numbers of points.
Meal ideas on the plan include a steak and black bean salad, pancakes and even batch-cook recipes.
The diet has been found to be one of the most successful in the country, with an NHS study in 2012 finding that men and women who attended WW classes lost more than those who tried other slimming cubs.