TLC UK has given the green-light to Katie Hopkins: Fat Story 1 Year On, a one-off follow-up to last year’s controversial documentary My Fat Story, which saw Hopkins gain weight in an attempt to prove how easy weight loss really is.
The original two-part documentary saw Hopkins gain and then lose four stone as part of her on-going crusade against the UK’s obesity crisis. In this follow-up, Katie, concerned that being overweight is fast becoming more acceptable and the new normal, investigates the worrying waistline of bulging Britain – and whether things have got even worse since her experiment.
“Katie’s first documentary, My Fat Story was a phenomenal success on TLC in the UK and abroad where nearly 10 million watched in the US alone”, said Clare Laycock, Head of TLC, UK & Ireland. “Katie returns to the channel as she has unfinished business, concerned that the obesity problem is getting worse, not better. Obesity is undoubtedly one of the biggest challenges of our time and Katie will get to the heart of the matter in her unique, investigative style”.
Katie Hopkins: Fat Story 1 Year On, which will air on TLC UK on Saturday January 2nd at 9pm, will also follow Katie Hopkins as she meets the success stories – people inspired by Katie to join her online ‘fat club’ that now has 7,000 members to hear their amazing stories of weight loss with striking before and after pictures. Mentorn Media are producing. The executive producer is Charlotte Reid.
“This is a timely opportunity for us to revisit the biggest challenge of Katie’s life and relive those truly impactful moments that surprised even her harshest critics”, commented Acting Head of Production and Development for Factual Entertainment Mark Procter, who commissioned the one-off. “Also featuring real-life transformative stories of incredible weight-loss inspired by Britain’s most outspoken personality, this promises to be yet another must-tell Katie Hopkins show”.
“We’re delighted to be working with Katie Hopkins again with TLC on the follow up to My Fat Story”, added David Emerson, Head of Features and Formats for Mentorn Media. “Weight and obesity are issues that Katie feels extremely passionate about and so we’re looking forward to Katie exploring the factors surrounding Britain’s growing waistline, whilst showcasing those who have managed to shift the pounds.”