‘I’ve lost over 2 stone but now I NEED Surgery’

Linda Rob­son is con­tem­plat­ing go­ing un­der the knife fol­low­ing her weight loss as on­line trolls leave her plagued with in­se­cu­ri­ties

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She’s been praised for shed­ding the pounds and look­ing the best she has in years, but Linda Rob­son still isn’t con­tent.

The Loose Women pan­el­list’s de­vo­tion to the gym and avoid­ance of wine has seen her lose a jaw­drop­ping 2st 7lb and go from a size 18 to a size 12. How­ever that, com­bined with the fact that her skin isn’t as youth­ful as it once was, has left her with ex­cess saggy skin.

And now, a source close to Linda ex­clu­sively tells Wo­man that she’s con­sid­er­ing a lit­tle ‘nip and tuck’ to help re­move the skin. Ac­cord­ing to our in­sider, the 60-year-old doesn’t want any­thing ‘rad­i­cal’ but is ea­ger to get rid of ‘un­sightly saggy bits’. She’s even con­fided in Loose

Women co-star Lisa Ri­ley, who also had plas­tic surgery to re­move the ex­cess skin she was left with af­ter shed­ding 12st. So what is be­hind the Birds of a

Feather ac­tress’ dras­tic de­ci­sion?

get­ting cold feet

While Linda’s de­ci­sion to turn to surgery at the age of 60 may seem ex­ces­sive to some, this isn’t the first time the mum-of-three has con­sid­ered go­ing un­der the knife.

‘Linda has been to see a sur­geon be­fore but got cold feet and changed her mind,’ our in­sider ex­plains. ‘She couldn’t think of any­thing worse than go­ing in for an op­er­a­tion and com­ing out not recog­nis­ing her­self. She re­ally doesn’t want any­thing rad­i­cal.’

Al­though the ma­jor­ity of feed­back has been pos­i­tive since un­veil­ing her weight loss, Linda is plagued by the mem­ory of trolls slat­ing her ‘crepe pa­per’ skin and can’t for­get the com­ments about her ‘vagina-like’ neck or the fact she looks like a ‘flam­ing shitsu’.

‘Linda feels 21 but her body paints a dif­fer­ent pic­ture,’ our

‘linda ditched the al­co­hol’

in­sider ex­plains. ‘The com­ments from trolls have been re­ally hurt­ful and un­der­stand­ably have left a last­ing im­pres­sion.’

made a pact

Linda made a pact with her­self and her fam­ily to lose weight af­ter doc­tors warned she could be sus­cep­ti­ble to di­a­betes if she didn’t shed the pounds. So for the sake of her two grand­chil­dren – Lila and Betsy – Linda re­trained her­self to eat health­ier, ditch the bad habits, in­clud­ing al­co­hol, and turned her back on her sweet tooth.

‘It wasn’t easy for Linda to break her bad habits, in fact she joked that it was harder than giv­ing up the fags,’ our mole says. ‘But go­ing on I’m a Celebrity... changed her. She says that ex­pe­ri­ence taught her the self-con­trol she never knew she had.’

To en­sure she’s here to en­joy her ‘golden days’ with her fam­ily, Linda turned to gru­elling boot camp ses­sions and long walks.

‘Linda wants to live long enough to be healthy in her golden years and see her grand­chil­dren grow up,’ our source con­tin­ues.

Al­though Linda is plagued with in­se­cu­ri­ties over her ‘saggy skin’, her hus­band of 28 years, Mark Dun­ford, has told her she doesn’t need surgery.

‘Mark says Linda is beau­ti­ful any­way and doesn’t re­ally like the idea of her go­ing un­der the knife,’ our source adds. ‘But he will sup­port her if it will make her feel more con­fi­dent about her­self.’ With ev­ery­one con­cerned that her surgery plans are a lit­tle ex­treme, Linda has re­as­sured her fam­ily and friends that she doesn’t want any­thing dras­tic, sim­ply a ‘mini MOT’.

nip and tuck

‘Linda doesn’t want a boob job, Brazil­ian bum lift or a face lift,’ our in­sider re­veals. She doesn’t ex­pect to look like a su­per­model at 60 years old, she just wants a lit­tle nip and tuck.’

What­ever makes you happy, Linda, makes us happy!

Linda was warned to drop the pounds by her doc­tors She has shed an amaz­ing 2st 7lb

Lisa ri­ley had surgery to re­move ex­cess skin...

...and has help­ing Li with her d

The ac­tress lost weight for the sake of her fam­ily

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