Sky1 HD Commissions Fat Families

Emma Read, Commissioning Editor, Factual and Features, Sky1 HD, Sky1, Sky2 and Sky 3, has commissioned indie Outline Productions to produce FAT FAMILIES (working title, 6 x 60’), a new factual entertainment format presented by straight-talking fat loss expert, Steve Miller (Get Off Your Arse And Lose That Weight, Get Off Your Arse And Get A Job).

25% of all adults and 16% of children in the UK are now classified as clinically obese. British families are officially the fattest in Europe. FAT FAMILIES will see Steve Miller moving into the homes of some of Britain’s fattest families each week. They might blame their genes, but Steve will discover that it’s not genetics that’s making these families fat – it’s a world of entrenched habits and over large portions that’s left them suffering embarrassing health problems including diabetes, asthma, sleep apnoea and yeast infections.  With a range of shock tactics at his disposal, Steve will help these families to ‘lose the weight, before it’s too late.’

Read commented: “Steve is a no nonsense expert who will say ‘bollocks’ to the endless excuses of our FAT FAMILIES as he transforms the ‘fatties’ into ‘fitties’. Over the years, Steve has heard every excuse in the cookbook, but he will break their bad habits and create a radical regime that will transform their lives forever.”

Laura Mansfield, Joint Managing Director, Outline Productions added: “Guaranteeing personal drama and revelations, this new transformational format sees Steve Miller refusing to take any prisoners. In FAT FAMILIES his refreshingly direct approach will hopefully find our contributors finally being able to turn round years of frustration and lose the weight they so desperately need to.”

Steve Miller will oversee full medical body MOT’s, makeover the contributors’ homes and arrange an intensive programme to transform the eating habits, behaviour and attitudes which helped them gain the weight in the first place. In order to guarantee they comply with his plan, Steve will be tagging the families with a special monitor that reports their progress 24/7. At the first sign of a lapse, he’ll be on-hand to ensure that they won’t be top of the ‘Fatse index’ again any time soon.

FAT FAMILIES is an Outline Production for Sky1 HD. The series was commissioned by Emma Read. Laura Mansfield is executive producer. The series will be broadcast on Sky1 and Sky1 HD from January 2010.

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