This Morning viewers have hit out at Phillip Schofield, accusing him of 'fat shaming' after a plus-size personal trainer appeared on the daytime show to prove that "you don't need to be slim to be healthy".
Louise Green, a gym instructor and author of Big Fit Girl, told hosts Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield that you can be healthy and plus-sized.
"Athleticism can be at every size," she said.
"My blood pressure is low, I do rigorous exercise. I'm healthy, but I can only speak for myself."
She continued: "In the UK, £2million is spent on the diet industry and it's failing people. We need to take the focus off weight and try to be the healthiest version of yourself."
But some ITV viewers slammed Schofield for his 'rude' remarks after he asked her if she "still eats doughnuts".
Louise replied: "I have a doughnut once in a while, I did when I was in Portland."
Taking to Twitter, one viewer wrote: "Slightly rude 'do you still eat doughnuts' #thismorning," while someone else said: "Thought @Schofe was rude asking if @BigFitGirl still ate doughnuts. Well done Louise!"
Slightly rude "do you still eat doughnuts" #thismorning- Holly Hamilton-Brown (@HollyDolly1708) May 3, 2017
Coming to the presenter's defense, another added: "Do you still eat doughnuts?" Dead pan @Schofe at his best. #thismorning".
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This Morning airs on weekdays on ITV.
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