Josie Gibson could be joining the cast of the ITV show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here. The TV presenter would be one of 12 celebrities heading to the Australian jungle alongside Nigel Farage and Fred Sirieix.
Josie landed in Australia on Sunday and was asked about her involvement on the ITV reality show, which she didn’t confirm: “Well, I am here for a weight loss retreat, so I don’t know what you are talking about.”
For years, Josie Gibson has been a weight loss icon to many people as she continues to inspire her fans with her transformation and body positivity.
After famously dropping a whopping six stone back in 2013 following her 2010 TV debut on reality show Big Brother, the This Morning presenter proved it can be done with hard work and dedication.
While she dropped from a size 20 to a size eight nine years ago, she has admitted her weight since then has fluctuated. But no one can deny Josie’s commitment to the cause, especially after she achieved her latest goal to shed weight once again.
She shared her incredible transformation on social media last year where the TV star showcased her stunning physique, having dropped from a size 18 to a size 14. But how did she do it?
Josie managed to drop the pounds through a “combination of healthy eating and exercise”.
And she soon found a new lease of life but soon realised there are more important things in life than constantly worrying about weight, previously admitting that she “handles stress” by eating. She revealed she “put on around four-and-a-half stone” while pregnant with her three-year-old son Reggie.
But the TV star set herself new goals for 2021, which included improving her sleeping pattern, drinking more water, doing 30-45 minutes of exercise at least three times a week and eating a healthy diet.
Speaking last year, she said: “I want to shift quite a lot of weight, but if I were to imagine it as one huge goal, it would put me off.”
Instead, Josie created a trick that worked to her advantage and gave herself small, realistic targets.
“I’ve turned it into more manageable weekly chunks,” she explained to The Sun. And sticking to her resolutions saw the TV star lose 10 pounds thanks to home workouts.
She said: “I’m down 10 pounds already. I’m quite big so obviously it comes off quicker. The thing is it’s not only about the weight for me – I feel great. I feel so good! I’m making foods from as much zero points as I can.
“I was eating a lot a stodge before, but I can’t tell you the difference it’s made to my energy. I can get up and go. I’m actually waking up in the morning with a spring in my step – it’s been great, and I’m faster.”
Weighing in at just under 17 stone, she revealed her aim was to slim down to a size 12, and despite putting on weight while expecting Reggie, it turns out the doting mum now finds him a great motivator for her health.
“For me it was because my two-year-old is getting so fast, so it’s just about catching him,” she said. “I couldn’t catch him – he was running away from me, and I was struggling to keep up with him.”
“I haven’t weighed myself for a while as I’m waiting on scales but I could not get in these trousers in December or January we are now early March and for the first time in a long time these size 14 are on.
“They are snug and I have a way to go and there’s still things I need to work on as my goal is to be a size 12 but I’m going in the right direction.
“It’s been the most giving weight loss plan I’ve ever been on and there has been no pressure just lots of love from @ww.uk coaches, consultants and the community.”