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BIG BODY SQUAD CHAN­NEL 5, 8PM SCOFFED a few too many pan­cakes yes­ter­day?

Well if your car seat was two inches lower than nor­mal this morn­ing, Chan­nel 5 have just the thing to make you feel bet­ter – a doc­u­men­tary about very fat peo­ple.

You won’t feel half as bad about the 12 choco­late syrup-cov­ered crepes you gorged on last night when you see these man moun­tains flop­ping around like beached whales.

The num­ber of mor­bidly obese peo­ple is grow­ing, and it is pre­dicted that by the end of this decade more than a third of the pop­u­la­tion will be obese.

This pro­gramme in­tro­duces some of the peo­ple who look af­ter those with ex­ces­sive-weight prob­lems, from am­bu­lance staff and fire crews to equip­ment spe­cial­ists, builders and care work­ers.

Tonight, 53st Keith re­turns home af­ter a stay in hospi­tal and it takes a team of eight peo­ple to get his mas­sive frame through the doors, while emer­gency ser­vices at Southend Air­port take part in a train­ing ex­er­cise where they res­cue a real-life su­per­size man from a sim­u­lated crash.

An in­ter­est­ing and scary show about the obe­sity epi­demic.

And it’ll make you feel skinny too – pass the pan­cakes! BEES, BUT­TER­FLIES AND BLOOMS BBC2, 8PM

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