FRESH START: 'There are no whips or chains at the bottom of my bag,' laughs Dr Ciara Kelly of her new role as the doctor on 'Operation Transformation'.
Dr Ciara intends to be herself, which, among other things, consists of the wisdom of her general practice, the media savvy of her writing for the 'Sunday Independent' as well as her spot with George Hook on Newstalk, and her experience of losing three stone: 'After my first baby I was a little heavier. After the second, third and fourth, same thing, until I saw a photo of myself. Enough is enough, I said.' Obviously, she has empathy with the overweight: 'They are often vulnerable people whose confidence is easily shattered.' Photo: Gerry Mooney