Battle the bulge on television

Lose weight in 2012.
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WEARSIDERS struggling to shift the pounds are being offered a helping hand and the chance to star on the small screen.

TV bosses are on the hunt for individuals, families and households in the North East who are unable to battle the bulge to star in their latest show.

The programme will examine all aspects of people’s lives to try and work out where they are going wrong in their dieting.

And experts will draw on recent research and scientific studies to help them lose the pounds in a healthy and effective way.

This week, Kevin McLernon’s fight against the flab was watched by millions when he became the biggest ever competitor on ITV show The Biggest Loser.

The 38-year-old, who was 32st 2lb at his heaviest, appeared on the show with his niece Amy McLernon, 19, who weighted 19st.

Kevin, of Dovedale Road, Sunderland, said: “I’m 38 and my 40s are just around the corner. I just want a normal life.

“What I mean is, I want a fit and healthy life. I want to have a life full of adventure. I don’t want to be dead in my 40s.”

Anyone interested in starring on the show, being produced by Endemol, can apply or request more information by emailing weight@endemol.com or phone 03335 777 774.