Victoria Beckham slams Chris Evans for forcing her to weigh herself on live TV in the 90s

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Watch: Victoria Beckham slams Chris Evans for weighing her on TV weeks after she gave birth

Victoria Beckham has criticised TV presenter Chris Evans for the way he treated her when she was a guest on his Channel 4 show TFI Friday back in the 90s.

The former Spice Girl-turned-fashion designer, 48, recalled an incident in 1999 where Evans, 56, forced her to weigh herself live on TV just two months after giving birth to her first child, Brooklyn, with former England captain David Beckham.

A clip of the shocking moment can still be found on YouTube. In it, Evans told her: “A lot of girls want to know, because you look fantastic again, how did you get back to your shape after birth?”

After replying that she was actually really lazy and hadn’t been to the gym at all, the host wouldn’t let up, demanding: “Is your weight back to normal?”

When she said it was, he persisted: “Can I check, do you mind?” before getting her to step on to some scales and remarking: “Eight stone’s not bad at all, is it?”

Reflecting on her treatment 23 years later, she told Vogue Australia: “I went on a TV show with Chris Evans many years ago and I’d just had Brooklyn and lost a lot of weight after.

“It happened to my mum after her pregnancies. It doesn’t mean you have an eating disorder. And he made me stand on the scales to be weighed. Can you imagine doing that nowadays?”

Chris Evans can be seen leading Victoria Beckham to the scales (YouTube/Channel 4)
Chris Evans can be seen leading Victoria Beckham to the scales (YouTube/Channel 4)

Beckham – who was known as Posh Spice during her time in the chart-topping girlband – went on to lambast the media for their obsessive scrutiny of her size over the years.

She told the publication: “I’ve had ‘Porky Posh’, I’ve had ‘Skeletal Posh’. After I had Brooklyn, there was a picture pointing to every single part of my body where I had to focus on losing the weight from.”

TFI Friday originally ran from 1996–2000 and was rebooted for two months in 2015.

The camera even zoomed in on the scales with the TV presenter announcing her weight to viewers (YouTube/Channel 4)
The camera even zoomed in on the scales with the TV presenter announcing her weight to viewers (YouTube/Channel 4)

Evans recently told listeners of his Virgin Radio show that he plans to bring back TFI Friday later this year.

The Standard has contacted a representative for Chris Evans for comment.

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