TV presenter, Anne Diamond, has admitted to having lap band surgery to combat her weight problem. Weighing over 14 stone, and considered to be medically obese, Anne was participating in Celebrity Fit Club on TV when the secret was revealed.
She had gastric bypass surgery in September 2005, soon after she signed up for the weight loss show.
She revealed in the programme:
"I have had a lap band operation. I did it last year when everything looked very bleak and I thought I would never fight my way through my weight problem. What people don't know is how many times I have tried to lose weight and failed. I got to the point when if I didn't do something about it I was going to get very unhealthy."
Obesity surgery news : February 2006