Tuesday 26 September 2017

Big Brother star Chanelle Hayes reveals she's on painkillers because she's 'too heavy for her frame' at size 18

Chanelle Hayes shows of her dramatic weight loss at The Trafalgar Hotel on May 20, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
Chanelle Hayes shows of her dramatic weight loss at The Trafalgar Hotel on May 20, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
Chanelle Hayes attends the OK! Magazine Christmas party at the Surya Centre Health Spa on December 13, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)
Former Big Brother contestant Chanelle Hayes performs her debut song "I Want It", in Charlestown Shopping Centre on April 18, 2008 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by ShowBizIreland/Getty Images)
Chanelle Hayes shows of her dramatic weight loss at The Trafalgar Hotel on May 20, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

Former Big Brother star Chanelle Hayes has said she has been prescribed heavy painkillers as she suffers from back and knee problems as a result of her weight gain.

The reality star, who appeared on the show in 2007, admitted she is no longer happy with her body after developing health problems.

Hayes said she is being monitored for Type 2 diabetes and is concerned she will not be able to have any more children at a size 18.

The 29-year-old told ITV's This Morning: "I really do want to slim down to feel good but also to be healthy.

Chanelle Hayes shows of her dramatic weight loss at The Trafalgar Hotel on May 20, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
Chanelle Hayes shows of her dramatic weight loss at The Trafalgar Hotel on May 20, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

"I was happy at 14 to 16 but I'm an 18 now. I'm on Tramadol and all types of painkillers purely because I'm too heavy for my frame."

She said: "It's not really about how I look but my left knee is always hurting. I slipped two discs last year that keep recurring because of my weight."

Hayes said the weight had just "crept on" and she has stopped going to the gym because she received so much support about how she looked after her last appearance on the morning show.

She told the programme: "I would like to get back to a 12 or 14" and pledged to make better food choices in 2017.

Chanelle Hayes attends the OK! Magazine Christmas party at the Surya Centre Health Spa on December 13, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)
Chanelle Hayes attends the OK! Magazine Christmas party at the Surya Centre Health Spa on December 13, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

Hayes also reaffirmed her promise to host Phillip Schofield that she is not gaining weight for a workout DVD.

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