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ARCHIVE VIDEO: Oliver Bales crowned 'Greatest Loser' after shedding 25 stone

A 24-year-old man has said he feels "normal" for the first time in his life after losing 25 stone and dropping 30 inches from his waistline.

Oliver Bales, from Portsmouth, Hampshire, said he had been bullied about his weight - which at his heaviest reached nearly 39 stone - throughout his school and university life.

He said he was unable to stand for long periods without being in pain, had high blood pressure and could not fit on seats on public transport and in lecture theatres at university.

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