Un­der the skin

Inside Soap - - INSIDE TV -


Ac­tress and TV pre­sen­ter Lisa Riley (best known to soap fans as Emmerdale’s Mandy Din­gle) lost 12 stone in 16 months, thanks to a ded­i­cated diet and ex­er­cise pro­gramme – but it has left her with a lot of sag­ging skin.

“I sup­pose I’ve sort of been preg­nant all my life,” muses

Lisa. “Only, when a wo­man has a baby, it springs back – mine has lost all the spring.”

Lisa is plan­ning to have surgery to re­move her ex­cess skin, and has met up with other peo­ple in a sim­i­lar po­si­tion – the self-styled Baggy Body Club. They share their ex­pe­ri­ences of los­ing weight only to find them­selves with new hang-ups about their bod­ies – and with the NHS only fund­ing the surgery in cer­tain cases, not all of them can af­ford an op­er­a­tion.

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