Chanelle Hayes reveals how 10 years of taking laxatives sparked food addiction which saw her weight creep to 17 stone  

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  • The BB star, 33, reached 17stone 4lbs in 2020 after her food addiction went ‘completely out of control’.
  • Chanel now weighs 9.5stones after gastric sleeve surgery
  • The TV personality entered a BB size 6 and will take laxatives to look ‘skinny like Victoria Beckham’.
  • After giving birth to her first son, she weighed 13.5stones in 2013, but lost five stone in four months after signing a contract with Slimming Pills.
  • But before deciding to go under the knife, Chanel started binge eating again, reaching 17stone last year.

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Chanelle Hayes took laxatives for 10 years and would eat only a tin of tomatoes to look ‘skinny like Victoria Beckham’ during her battle with yo-yo dieting.

The 33-year-old, whose weight has fluctuated over the years, hit the headlines on Big Brother 2007 and soon signed lucrative contracts, showing off her size six figure in Lads Magazine.

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But as the deals dried up, after bingeing on Domino’s Pizza, Donuts and Coca Cola, Chanel found herself down 17stone 4lbs in weight.

Binge: After bingeing on Domino's Pizza, Donuts and Coca Cola (pictured in 2019), Chanel found her weight down to 17stone 4lb at her heaviest.
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Story: Chanel Hayes reveals how eating laxatives for 10 years led to her weight loss of 17 stone (pictured left after gastric sleeve surgery, right 17th in 2019)

Now in an interview with Sun, the mother-in-law of two shares how gastric sleeve surgery helped her curb her compulsive eating habits and develop a healthy relationship with food.

Reflecting on how fame fueled her desire to be ‘skinny’, Chanel recalled: ‘My life after Big Brother, my eating habits got worse, someone I lived with in London’ Yes, he was younger than me, that’s why I felt so big. They all took drugs, which is why I guess they were skinny, but it wasn’t something I was into.

‘I was staying in hotels and would eat nothing all day, if I got absolutely hungry I would eat a tin of tomato with hot sauce, then take laxatives, I thought I was setting myself up for this wonderful life’ But really I was always on my own and it was very lonely.’

Shocking: Chanel took laxatives for 10 years and would eat a tin of tomatoes only to look like Victoria Beckham during her battle with yo-yo dieting (pictured in 2007)

Shocking: Chanel took laxatives for 10 years and would eat a tin of tomatoes only to look like Victoria Beckham during her battle with yo-yo dieting (pictured in 2007)

Yo-Yo: Television personality finds herself in vicious cycle of overindulgence and then tries to compensate for her actions by taking laxatives (pictured in 2019)

Under the Knife: 'People thought I was greedy but I was out of control and my addiction was really taking hold.  I decided to have gastric sleeve surgery in 2020 after going up to 17th 4lb,' said Chanel

Yo-Yo: Television personality finds herself in vicious cycle of overindulgence and then tries to make up for her actions by taking laxatives (quit in 2019, right after surgery)

Weight loss: As of 2013, Chanel weighed 13.5 stone and was offered the opportunity to lose weight with the slimming pill company, and lose 5th place in four months (pictured 2014)

Weight loss: As of 2013, Chanel weighed 13.5 stone and was offered the opportunity to lose weight with the slimming pill company, and lose 5th place in four months (pictured 2014)

At 8.5 stone, Chanel moved north to Wakefield to be with the family, but she found that she had started eating when she became pregnant with son Blakely, who is now 11.

The television personality found herself in a vicious cycle of overdosing on takeaways, feeling guilty and then trying to compensate for her actions by taking laxatives and exercising more.

As of 2013, Chanelle weighed 13.5 stone and was offered the opportunity to lose weight and earn money by signing a contract with the slimming pill company, and had lost 5th place in four months.

Feeling fab: Gastric sleeve surgery has given new life to the BB star.  Now weighing 9.5 stone, Chanel says she is 'the happiest I've ever lived, physically and mentally'

Feeling fab: Gastric sleeve surgery has given new life to the BB star. Now weighing 9.5 stone, Chanel says she is ‘the happiest I’ve ever lived, physically and mentally’

What is bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery is a variety of procedures designed to help a patient lose weight.

Surgery involves reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band, or removing part of the stomach through a gastric sleeve.

It also includes gastric bypass surgery, in which surgeons replace the intestine into a small stomach pouch that shrinks the stomach.

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Yet after three years, a failed relationship and now a single mother to two boys, Chanel found her food addiction ‘completely out of control’ and weighed 14.5stones.

‘People thought I was greedy but I was out of control and…

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