Alison Hammond says she's trolled over her weight but is living life to 'the fullest'

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Alison Hammond says she gets trolled over her weight. (PA)
Alison Hammond says she gets trolled over her weight. (PA)

Alison Hammond has said she is frequently trolled over her weight and that even if she dies “a little bit sooner” she is going to live a “fantastic life”.

The This Morning presenter, 47, said she can’t understand why trolls feel the need to comment on her weight and that she is OK with “taking up a little bit of space” in the world.

Opening up during a chat with Lorraine Kelly on the What If? podcast, Hammond said she often gets comments about her size.

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“I saw a message yesterday from someone, something along the lines of, 'I need to lose 40 stone’,” said the TV star.

“I was thinking, 'I'm not even 40 stone. That would mean I'd be nothing. I'd be dead.' Stupid woman.

Alison Hammond attending the Action for Children's The Ultimate News Quiz 2022, at the Grand Connaught Rooms, central London. Picture date: Thursday March 17, 2022.
Alison Hammond said she is living life to the full. (PA)

"I get it all the time. I know I'm overweight, everyone can see I'm overweight. It's not a surprise to know I'm overweight.

"Why do people feel that they need to tell me something that is so blatantly obvious?”

Kelly said it was important to see people of all shapes and sizes on television.

Hammond agreed, and went on: "Also Lorraine, none of us are getting out of this. We are all going to die eventually.

"I might die a little bit sooner, but do you know what? I'm going to live my life to the fullest.

"And if I do die sooner, I'm going to have a fantastic life. I'm going to have a wonderful life.”

"We're all going to die eventually, but I'm going to enjoy my life,” added the star.

Alison Hammond couldn't stop laughing. (ITV screengrab)
Alison Hammond hosts the daytime show with Dermot O'Leary. (ITV screengrab)

“I'm going to eat nice food. I'm going to try to eat a little bit healthily, because you know, sometimes my knees do hurt. So I will try my very best."

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The presenter, who co-hosts This Morning with Dermot O'Leary, also said she sees herself as someone who overcomes things.

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