I'll Transform You, Nutritionist Tells Chef 'S Girlfriend
Byline: Ciara Jordan
TELEVISION viewers will, as always, be watching the progress of the Operation Transformation leaders when the show returns in the New Year.
But Charlotte O'Connell - the first participant to be picked for the sixth series - is also likely to have one of the show's experts, in particular, following her every move.
Nutritional guru Dr Eva Orsmond is already on the young leader's case after it emerged that her boyfriend is a chef.
Miss O'Connell, 23, was unveiled as a contestant on the John Murray Show on Radio 1 yesterday after Kathryn Thomas surprised her at work.
The Cavan woman was scrubbing the floors of Cabra Castle Hotel in Kingscourt when the Operation Transformation presenter broke the news.
She told John Murray: 'I can't believe it, I wasn't expecting it. I've been checking my phone every couple of minutes.' Miss O'Connell, who weighs 16 stone, is clinically obese, according to BMI guidelines.
And Dr Eva told her yesterday: 'At 23 you are already suffering from a chronic progressive disease called obesity.' She added: 'Through your example, we are going to send a message to all parents in Ireland to understand how important it is to prevent childhood obesity.' Dr Eva also warned the new leader that although her boyfriend Gerald is a chef, she is not to rely on him to make food.
On top of that she warned that she will have a few surprises for the next bunch of leaders on the hit RTE show. …