This Morning fans slam Phil for plus-size trainer gaffe

Jennifer Read-Dominguez
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From Digital Spy

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.

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"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."

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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."

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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."

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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!"

Coming to the presenter's defense, another added: "Do you still eat doughnuts?" Dead pan @Schofe at his best. #thismorning".

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