Janet Street-Porter tells 'obese' Boris Johnson to 'get stuffed'

Janet Street-Porter tells 'obese' Boris Johnson to 'get stuffed'

May 18, 2020

Janet Street-Porter tells ‘chronically obese’ Boris Johnson to ‘get stuffed’ for trying to make Britons get fit during lockdown

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Janet Street-Porter has told Boris Johnson to ‘get stuffed’ after he told Britons to get fit during lockdown.

Last week, the Prime Minister planned a war on obesity after deciding his own touch-and-go battle with coronavirus was exacerbated by him being overweight. 

And during a segment on weight during lockdown on This Morning, Janet blasted the PM as ‘chronically obese’ and hypocritical.

Not having it: Janet Street-Porter, 73, objected to Boris Johnson wanting people to get fit during the coronavirus lockdown

Holly Willoughby said to the pundit: ‘Many Brits are at risk of putting on up to a stone in lockdown as almost half put on a pound a week since restrictions began, this is from a new poll. This is quite frightening isn’t it Janet?’

The media personality, 73, replied: ‘When I read in the papers last week that Boris Johnson wanted us all to get fit because he had belatedly realised that one of the reasons he was in intensive care was because he was chronically obese, so now like a late convert he wants us all to get fit and lose weight as well as enduring lockdown, I have two words for him. Get stuffed.’

Later, Robert Rinder revealed he had put on a stone and a half, ‘the size of a small child’, during lockdown, which has left him ‘depressed’.

‘Get stuffed’: The veteran broadcaster told Holly and Phil on This Morning that the Prime Minister was ‘chronically obese’

Unmoved: Holly had revealed that many Britons are at risk of putting on up to a stone in lockdown

Health scare: The Prime Minister is planning a war on obesity after deciding his own touch-and-go battle with coronavirus was exacerbated by him being overweight

On Friday, it was reported that Boris told senior advisers that his coronairus experience – which he famously said ‘could have gone either way’ – has left him determined to lead a public health drive. 

Being obese doubles the risk of needing hospital treatment for coronavirus, research shows.

According to The Times, Mr Johnson told colleagues ‘it’s all right for you thinnies’ as he discussed the danger being overweight presents for Covid patients.

Struggling: Robert Rinder (bottom right) revealed he had put on a stone and a half since lockdown began

His own weight was 17-and-a-half stone before he went into hospital, putting his BMI at 36 when his 5ft9in height is taken into account and placing him over the BMI of 30 that means a person is obese.

The Prime Minister is determined to use the coronavirus pandemic to get people to be healthier and is said to be ‘obsessed’ with getting people to cycle to work.

A major study in Glasgow last week found obesity may double the risk of needing hospitalisation for COVID-19.

And Oxford University research has found those who are morbidly obese are three times as likely to die of coronavirus.

At risk: Being obese doubles the risk of needing hospital treatment for coronavirus, research shows

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