Health & Wellbeing

Gogglebox’s Yvie Jones had gastric sleeve surgery

She's set to enter the jungle with her bestie Angie.
Loading the player...

We fell in love with Yvie Jones on Gogglebox and soon the rest of the nation will follow when she appears on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

But Angie Kent’s BFF has revealed her entry into the jungle follows a serious health issue.

The TV personality underwent gastric sleeve surgery in 2017.

Speaking to a local publication, she shared, “I’m the worst dieter!”

I’ve never not eaten when I’ve wanted to.”

https://www.instagram.com/p/BsUt-vanM4V/?utm_source=ig_embed

The surgery means she has a signed doctor’s certificate making her “exempt” from eating certain foods – on medical grounds.

Yvie, 48, and best friend Angie Kent, 28, were the first confirmed stars for the new season of I’m A Celebrity.

https://l.instagram.com/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.instagram.com%2Fp%2FBsXgWSbl_Ad%2F%3Futm_source%3Dig_embed&e=ATNOnWVAlgRLQWa5caU4Bf4SlMTOeNpUTdsjBsQkhaCe_5deN8bDa3CZh0JGywTVEwgKYFw6idxGpPs

Speculation is rife that they’ll be joined by former Bachelor Richie Strahan.

The season premieres on January 13.

This article originally appeared on WHO.

Related stories