Davina McCall hits back at 'horrible' trolls amid 'frustrating' comments about her weight

Davina McCall at a gala in March 2024 wearing a pink suit
Former Big Brother host Davina McCall, now on the ITV The Masked Singer judging panel, has addressed apparent commentary on her weight in a video message -Credit:Hoda Davaine/Dave Benett/Getty Images

Davina McCall has hit back at online trolls who made 'frustrating' comments about her weight. The ITV My Mum, Your Dad presenter, aged 56, received feedback about her appearance following a video post on her Instagram.

Comments included descriptions of The Masked Singer judge as being "too skinny" and "so skinny". Reacting to some of these remarks, the former Big Brother star then released a public video message to her followers on Saturday evening. While not referring to any specific commentary, she expressed her feelings regarding people's views on her weight.

Writing in the caption for the post: "I'll probably regret posting this. I never normally do this. I'll probably leave it here for a bit and then delete .."

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In her video, Davina shared, "I just thought I'd quickly do a post about the kind of ... I guess it is like abuse, really, that I'm getting about my weight. It's really frustrating. I feel as though people post these things and then face no repercussions, because they're free to be cruel while I'm left to absorb it. I'm actually just sat here feeling angry, so I thought I'd vent here.", reports the Mirror.

Davina McCall has hit back at online trolls with a powerful message about body positivity and self-acceptance. The TV presenter took to social media to express her contentment with her appearance and lifestyle, stating: "I'm a 5ft 6in woman who weighs 61 kilos. I don't diet. I exercise. I eat relatively healthily and I enjoy sharing that journey with people."

She further addressed the negative comments about her neck and face, saying: "I can't really do much about my neck and my face unless I fill it with filler. I don't know what to do about ... my neck is my neck. And maybe the light was bad or something and everybody's ... but all you have to do is look at the rest of my posts on my page and see that I'm not unhealthy.

"But this is ... this was, like, horrible. So I'm parking that there and I'm just saying maybe think before you post something. Wouldn't it be nicer to say something positive? And if you can't say something positive, don't bother."

The empowering post quickly garnered over 28,000 likes since its Saturday evening (May 4) upload, and Davina received an outpouring of support from fans and celebrities alike in the comments. Gabby Logan showed her admiration by commenting: "You look bloody gorgeous."

Suranne Jones chimed in with: "You're amazing."

Danniella Westbrook also shared her own experiences with online abuse, adding: "I take abuse daily about my face [and it's] awful. You are amazing darling and you look amazing. Much love."

Judi Love commented: "It's so disgusting that they would even [dare]! You are truly amazing and beautiful. As a woman it feels like sometimes you can't win. Too big too small! Why don't they comment about all the great work you've done and doing. How you've been an advocate for women's health, voices and more."

Fitness expert Faye Edwards encouraged: "NEVER EVER DELETE THIS. This truthful post may make someone think twice before spreading negativity, and sometimes we got to call it out! It's sad that those negative comments come from a place of someone projecting their own insecurities. To want to put someone down because of their looks means you must be in a very dark place. It's so hurtful that there are people who think it's ok to be nasty. Thank god for friends like you who inspire and spread so much joy. Love you."

Davina McCall had previously addressed some of the remarks about her physique in the comments section of one of her posts. When someone mentioned concern over her being "so skinny," she responded: "Can't do anything about it. Unless I stuff my face with filler. I have a great BMI, I am healthy, look at my posts ... people are so rude ... shall I comment on your weight on one of your posts? ".

She also replied to another comment that read: "I love you and everything you do, but you look too skinny. I love your approach to health and fitness [...] but! ! Too much." To which Davina retorted: "I haven't lost weight? ".