Vanessa Feltz, 58, is the bubbly TV personality known for appearing on shows including ITV’s This Morning and on BBC radio. What has she said about her weight loss transformation?
“It’s the surgeons who should be congratulated! I’m hopeful that this is the end of my battle with weight, because it’s something I’ve struggled with.
“I’ve always been the same, I can lose weight but the moment I revert back to being my normal self I put it all back on.
“Food is my Achilles heel, I have a sweet tooth and I consistently eat a bit too much.
“I barely drink alcohol, I don’t smoke and I’m a faithful partner, so I always think, if I want a cream horn or a doughnut I’m going to have one!
“I’m not proud of the fact I’ve had to have surgery to keep my weight down but unfortunately it’s the only thing that works for me.”
While Vanessa used the weight loss procedure to start her transformation, she explained the band was removed last year due to complications.
She had a gastric bypass at the same time, which the NHS website describes as a procedure that can help slimmers control their appetites.
It states: “A gastric bypass is where surgical staples are used to create a small pouch at the top of the stomach.
“The pouch is then connected to your small intestine, missing out (bypassing) the rest of the stomach.
“This means it takes less food to make you feel full and you’ll absorb fewer calories from the food you eat.”
After the surgery, Vanessa appeared on This Morning to explain she had lost three stone.
She told the presenters she had become less interested in food since having the surgery.
Vanessa said: “I’ve lost just under three stone so I’m absolutely loving that. What I’ve experienced is just feeling a bit less interested in food.
“I don’t mean I never want to have any food, it’s not like that, but I’m not thinking ‘what can I have now?'”
Even though the surgery helped her slim down, Vanessa shared advice to those thinking of having the same operations.
She added: “I would say consider it very carefully and don’t plunge into it.
“Get the best possible NHS surgeon that you can find recommended by your GP and I would say look into it.”
The TV star has previously revealed she does not drink very often, which is sure to have helped her stay slim.