Piers Morgan ‘shamed’ into dieting after being called ‘chubster’ and ‘fatso’
Piers Morgan has admitted he’s decided to go on a health kick after being teased over his holiday weight gain. The Good Morning Britain star has put on half a stone, but he’s now embraced a new diet and is working with a personal trainer to slim down
Piers Morgan has confessed he’s been shamed into going on a diet after he was called names like “fatso”, “chubster” and “seven chins”.
The Good Morning Britain star has put on half a stone in recent months, putting the weight gain down to over-indulging on his holiday in France.
Piers, 55, admits he scoffed too much cheese and wine, and is now cutting back to just one glass a day of his favourite Bordeaux.
His wife Celia Walden has now arranged for him to work with a personal trainer and he’s going to be eating healthy food such as salmon and vegetables.
Speaking to The Sun, Piers explained how he got ribbed over his weigh gain by his pals, including GMB co-star Susanna Reid.
He said: “Susanna calls me ‘Chubster’ and ‘Fatso’.
“Even Dr Hilary piled in, and he’s a doctor!… And Kevin Pieterson calls me ‘seven chins’, which isn’t very nice. I’m trying to get them down to six.”
Piers went on to explain his new healthy regime, insisting he’s going to give it a go.
He added: “I’m going to see a new personal trainer, and unfortunately Celia’s taken it all quite seriously, so suddenly it’s all the good stuff’s gone and all the kale’s come in and the quinoa and vegetables.
“A lot of vegetables. A lot of salmon. A lot less Bordeaux – I’m down to one glass a night. “
Piers then put his weight gain down to indulging in his favourite foods over the summer.
He added: “During the summer, a lot of cheese went down my gullet, and it was a couple of bottles of white.
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“Quite comfortably. Depending on the quality, and maybe a little more.”
Piers spent his summer break in a luxury villa in the South of France with his wife Celia and his kids.