See how the Big Brother winner's shape has changed
Josie Gibson had a curvy figure when she entered the Big Brother house on 9 June 2010.
She admited that she’s been battling with her size for years – succumbing to fad diets and weight loss pills – and was 19st at the age of 18.
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‘People would text me saying: “Go and hang yourself, you whale” – it was horrific,’ Josie said.
Since then Josie has been under a dramatic transformation which has seen her slim down from a size 20 to a size 8 after seeing unflattering pictures of herself on the beach. When she saw those pictures she was so shocked she called herself a ‘beast’.
Josie, 31, then released a new book on how to love food, get slim and – most importantly – stay slim.
The Big Brother winner from Bristol shed an incredible six stone over a year. A combination of a strict diet and exercise regime helped her slim down from 16st 7lb and a size 18 to 10st 2lb.
See below for more on her incredible weight loss story…
Ultimate Big Brother – Josie Gibson meets her new housemates
On 24 August 2010, Josie Gibson is crowned the winner of Big Brother – but her body has changed dramatically since the show began.
‘I came out of the Big Brother house looking like Ten Ton Tessie,’ says Josie.
‘I put on a good 2st in the house. I didn’t stop eating in there. I love my food.’
Josie Gibson at Ultimate Big Brother final
Immediately after the end of Big Brother, Josie Gibson is surprised with the news that she’ll be re-entering the house for Ultimate Big Brother.
Josie quits the show 48 hours later but returns for the final on 10 September 2010, where she covers her shape in a baggy green dress.
John James Parton and Josie Gibson at National Television Awards 2011
On 26 January 2011, Josie Gibson shows off a slimmer physique in a glamorous satin gown at the National Television Awards with John James Parton.
She reveals she’s shed 3st to become a size 12-14 by hitting the gym four times a week and eating a delivery diet.
It’s heartbreak for Josie Gibson when she announces her split from John James Parton on 29 March 2011.
She creeps back up to a size 16-18 after the break-up.
‘When John walked out I was left in a flat on my own, my only friend was my fridge!’ says Josie.
‘I have binged on food and booze all my life. Cake and wine is a good painkiller.’
On 19 March 2012, Josie Gibson appears plumper at Amy Childs’ spring/summer 2012 clothing collection launch in London.
She admits to putting on 2st while recovering from her accident.
‘I got down to 12st 2lbs when I was dieting, but now Im 14st. I need to get my arse back to boot camp,’ says Josie.
‘I cant do any exercise at the moment as my ankle is still bad. Its so annoying I hate it, I look pregnant, but Im not, dont worry!’
Josie Gibson isn’t afraid to flash some flesh in a sleeveless crop top and bodycon skirt at a London bash on 5 March 2013.
She reveals that she’s lost an incredible 6st by interval training for her DVD 30 Second Slim, which involves her exercising intensively for 30 seconds before taking a breather.
‘[Luke Sanwo] loves my new body – especially my bum and boobs!’ says Josie.