Hello and welcome to today’s edition of A Slice Of Soap.
Heard the latest about Hollyoaks babe Jennifer Metcalfe aka Mercedes McQueen? Apparently she’s hit back at rumours about her drastic loss of weight in recent months. Ms Metcalfe claims her character’s gripping storyline has left her too busy too eat, dismissing rumours that she has an eating disorder.
Jennifer told Closer magazine: "I’ve got a big storyline at the moment, so for the last couple of months I’ve been manic, filming in the evenings and at weekends. I’ve also been having work done on my house, so it’s been chaos. I didn’t have time to eat and whenever I did, I burnt it off straightaway."
The soap star – who split from footballer Jermaine Pennant in July – insisted, "I haven’t been on a heartbreak diet", but she admitted that even she was shocked by recent pictures published of herself looking thin on holiday in Spain. She said: "I knew I’d lost weight, and when I weighed myself I’d gone from my usual 8 1/2 stone to about 8 stone. Yes, I was looking a bit skinny, but I certainly didn’t have an eating disorder. "In fact, I’m very secure about my body."
Well, let’s just hope that Jennifer Metcalfe’s drastic weight loss is down to a hectic work schedule and not an eating disorder, cos I’m fed up of seeing pictures of matchstick-thin celebrities; it sends out such a negative message to young and impressionable viewers. Further more, can you imagine what would happen if the likes of Victoria Beckham and Cheryl Cole got wind of the new Jennifer Metcalfe ‘Hollywoodoaks’ Diet? They’d all be fighting to get a part on Hollyoaks, and we can’t have that, can we? Remember what happened when Mrs Beckham attempted a solo singing career? Can you imagine what would happen if she decided to have a go at acting? And how about the ever-shrinking Cheryl Cole? I can just about deal with watching her once a week on the X Factor, but five evenings a week on Hollyoaks? I don’t think so. Jennifer Metcalfe if you’re out there, please, please, please for the sake of your fans and lovers of good entertainment everywhere, we beg you, no more weight loss.
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