Love Island’s Amy Hart has revealed the agonising methods she took to lose weight before appearing on the ITV2 series in 2019, including calling in sick so she could spend more time at the gym.
Although she is now a healthy weight, the former British Airways cabin crew member dropped down to 9st ahead of her arrival in the Majorcan villa.
With just days to go before the launch of this year’s Love Island, Amy discussed her diet in tonight’s episode of Embarrassing Bodies, admitting that her measures were ‘extreme’.
‘Eight weeks, gym every day, 1800 calories vegan diet plan,’ she shared in a clip exclusively shared with Metro.co.uk. ‘I gave up drinking, I’d call in sick to work so I could go to the gym instead.’
When pressed on why she felt the need to take such unhealthy measures, Amy replied: ‘I thought I needed to do that to be attractive to the boys that would be in the villa.’
‘I think it’s because we’ve been conditioned that thinner is prettier,’ she continued. ‘It’s completely wrong and there shouldn’t be one body type that is beautiful.
‘I think people need to realise that your dream body should just be your own body.’
Off the back of revealing her strict Love Island regime, Amy launches an Embarrassing Bodies reality TV campaign to help people embrace the skin they’re in.
She selected six body types to take part in a photoshoot which she’ll post to get her followers to celebrate ‘real body confidence’.
‘I think we can all agree that we’re sick and tired of seeing the same, unachievable body standards online and on TV and magazines,’ she said.
‘So we are going to break the algorithm together and show there are 101 different types of beautiful bodies.’
Elsewhere in tonight’s Embarrassing Bodies, Dr Jane meets meet a woman whose severe skin condition has left her unable to leave the house, Dr Toisin advises a patient who has been living with hair loss since she was a child, and Dr Anand helps a man with a very delicate problem down below, in a bid to save his sex life.
Embarrassing Bodies airs tonight at 9pm on E4.
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