Series 3 Episode 7
First Broadcast: 1AM Wed 23 April 2014

In this episode, 24-year-old Michael and 22-year-old Katie started dating as teenagers but not only have they grown up together - they've also grown outwards, putting on over eight stone between them in four years. And they have no idea why.

Stay-at-home Mum Katie and ticket inspector Michael are determined to solve the mystery of their ballooning bodies and agree to have surveillance cameras rigged inside their home focusing on all the Secret Eating hotspots. Outside the home a crack PI team is on hand to capture any chomping and evidence soon emerges of Michael's dietary derailments and Katie's leisurely lunches.

In Secret Science, psychologist Dr David Lewis tests the theory that where we eat is just as important as what we eat. A group of diners are invited for lunch and think they're taking part in an experiment about social interaction. Who will eat more: those in the fine dining room or those in the fast food style joint?

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    1. Series 1 Episode 6 Ronnie and Stuart

      Engaged couple Ronnie Derrett and Stuart Ellaway from Farnborough want to solve the riddle of why they're putting on…

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      1. S1-Ep6: Tough Cookie to Crack This video is a clip S1-Ep6: Tough Cookie to Crack Video duration: 1:51 minutes

        The detectives are struggling to dish the dirt on Ronnie and Stuart
    2. Series 1 Episode 5 The White Olivers

      The White Olivers want to learn how to live on a healthier, more balanced diet for the sake of daughter Ellie.

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      1. S1-Ep5: Double Dinner This video is a clip S1-Ep5: Double Dinner Video duration: 2:20 minutes

        The White-Olivers want to live more healthfully for the sake of daughter Ellie, but mum Leanne and dad Craig don't know where they are going wrong.
    3. Series 1 Episode 4 The Meakin Family

      Sue Meakin and her daughter Natalie and son Dave seek help from Anna Richardson about why they are putting on weight -…

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    4. Series 1 Episode 3 Dawn, Mike and Gareth

      In Hull Dawn and Mike, plus their best mate and lodger Gareth, want to solve the riddle of why they're putting on…

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      clips
      1. S1-Ep3: Dawn, Mike and Gareth This video is a clip S1-Ep3: Dawn, Mike and Gareth Video duration: 2:17 minutes

        A Hull couple and their lodger are closely monitored to explain the mystery of why they are putting on weight
    5. Series 1 Episode 2 Castle family

      The Castle family from Welwyn Garden City are mystified - how can they be putting on weight when they eat mostly…

      • This episode has subtitles available.
      clips
      1. S1-Ep2: Chop and Pop This video is a clip S1-Ep2: Chop and Pop Video duration: 2:59 minutes

        A family are mystified about their weight gain because they mostly eat home-cooked meals
    6. Series 1 Episode 1 Jill and Stuart

      Siblings Jill Hamill and Stuart Raphel from the Wirral are in the spotlight. Both are desperate to lose weight, but…

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      1. S1-Ep1: Secret Eaters This video is a clip S1-Ep1: Secret Eaters Video duration: 1:38 minutes

        Scrutinising the eating habits of overweight families by putting them under 24-hour camera surveillance
    1. Series 2 Episode 8 Precious and Florence

      Sisters Precious and Florence, from Sidcup, are the latest pair to come under the show's spotlight with their eating…

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      clips
      1. S2-Ep8: Glutton Nation This video is a clip S2-Ep8: Glutton Nation Video duration: 1:47 minutes

        Snooping on diners at the breakfast buffet
    2. Series 2 Episode 7 Emma and Matthew

      Sister and brother Emma and Matthew from Camberley in Surrey are under the spotlight this time. Matthew is very sporty…

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    3. Series 2 Episode 6 Daryl and Kate

      Good friends Daryl and Kat from Essex are desperate to lose weight, but think they eat healthily. Daryl's breakfast…

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      clips
      1. S2-Ep6: No More Hiding This video is a clip S2-Ep6: No More Hiding Video duration: 1:07 minutes

        Kate and Darryl's eating habits are exposed
    4. Series 2 Episode 5 Hetal and Mitul

      Hetal and Mitul submit to a course of diet surveillance. Is it the extra cheese sauce in their moussaka or the added…

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      1. S2-Ep5: Mystified Munchers This video is a clip S2-Ep5: Mystified Munchers Video duration: 1:59 minutes

        This two are convinced that they eat healthily
    5. Series 2 Episode 4 Lauren and Stephanie

      Sisters Lauren and Stephanie from Essex are 20-something siblings mystified by their weight gain. They've each put on…

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      1. S2-Ep4: The Packet Experiment This video is a clip S2-Ep4: The Packet Experiment Video duration: 1:29 minutes

        Anna and Dr Paul examine the amount of crisps eaten by the study group.
    6. Series 2 Episode 3 David and Denise

      Neither David nor Denise from Eccles thinks they eat enough to warrant their size and are convinced their diet is a…

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      clips
      1. S2-Ep3: Feeding Frenzy This video is a clip S2-Ep3: Feeding Frenzy Video duration: 1:42 minutes

        Office workers flurry towards afternoon doughnuts
    7. Series 2 Episode 2 Emma and Paul

      This time it's married couple Emma and Paul from Warrington in the spotlight. Since being together they've piled on a…

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    8. Series 2 Episode 1 Ray and Ange

      Lovebirds Ray and Ange from Bolton are desperate to lose weight and are convinced they eat healthily. Ray's infamous…

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      clips
      1. S2-Ep1: The Camera Never Lies This video is a clip S2-Ep1: The Camera Never Lies Video duration: 1:29 minutes

        Are our secret eaters kidding themselves as well as us?
    1. Series 3 Episode 7 Michael and Katie

      In this episode, 24-year-old Michael and 22-year-old Katie started dating as teenagers but not only have they grown up…

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      clips
      1. S3-Ep7: Food Diary This video is a clip S3-Ep7: Food Diary Video duration: 1:14 minutes

        Anna meets young couple Katie and Michael, who're desperate to change their habits
    2. Series 3 Episode 6 Glyn, Louise and Sue

      Factory night-shift manager Glyn has battled with his weight for over 10 years. His wife Louise is a chef and believes…

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      Watch the intro to Secret Eaters - Series 3 Episode 6 clips
      1. S3-Ep6: Fresh Start This video is a intro S3-Ep6: Fresh Start Video duration: 2:07 minutes

        After a family tragedy, Glynn and his family are determined to turn their lives around
      2. S3-Ep6: Boozy Night This video is a clip S3-Ep6: Boozy Night Video duration: 1:45 minutes

        A birthday outing is caught on camera...
    3. Series 3 Episode 5 Lorraine and Cori

      Mother and daughter Lorraine and Cori are a desperate dieting duo from south London, whose hefty weight gain is a total…

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      1. S3-Ep5: Distraction Dining This video is a clip S3-Ep5: Distraction Dining Video duration: 1:36 minutes

        Eating food away from the dinner table
    4. Series 3 Episode 4 Sharon and Tracy

      In Birmingham, sisters Sharon and Tracy are at a loss to explain their expanding midriff. Puzzled at the rate they are…

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      Watch the intro to Secret Eaters - Series 3 Episode 4 clips
      1. S3-Ep4: Tracy and Sharon This video is a intro S3-Ep4: Tracy and Sharon Video duration: 1:52 minutes

        Two sisters bemused by their weight gain
    5. Series 3 Episode 3 Kelli and Tracey

      Kelli and Tracey are brides-to-be who are baffled by how they've managed to put on four stone between them since they…

      • This episode has subtitles available.
      Watch the intro to Secret Eaters - Series 3 Episode 3 clips
      1. S3-Ep3: Kelli and Tracey This video is a intro S3-Ep3: Kelli and Tracey Video duration: 1:50 minutes

        Kelli and Tracey are brides-to-be who have managed to put on four stone between them since they met
    6. Series 3 Episode 2 Helena and Murray

      Helena and Murray have been happily married for 22 years, but their weight gain is giving them a lot more to have and…

      • This episode has subtitles available.
      clips
      1. S3-Ep2:  Helena and Murray This video is a clip S3-Ep2: Helena and Murray Video duration: 1:50 minutes

        Helena and Murray just don't know what's causing their weight gain
      2. S3-Ep2: Phone a Friend This video is a clip S3-Ep2: Phone a Friend Video duration: 1:10 minutes

        The private investigators are on the case
    7. Series 3 Episode 1 Faye and Laura

      Workmates and lifelong friends Faye and Laura are baffled by their weight gain. They've been working overtime in the…

      • This episode has subtitles available.
      Watch the intro to Secret Eaters - Series 3 Episode 1 clips
      1. S3-Ep1: Desktop Dining This video is a intro S3-Ep1: Desktop Dining Video duration: 1:03 minutes

        Laura is caught eating a cinnamon roll with a large latte
      2. S3-Ep1: Rude Awakening This video is a clip S3-Ep1: Rude Awakening Video duration: 1:30 minutes

        Anna enlists an IQ test for her sleepy volunteers
    1. S1-Ep1: Secret Eaters This video is a clip S1-Ep1: Secret Eaters Video duration: 1:38 minutes

      Scrutinising the eating habits of overweight families by putting them under 24-hour camera surveillance Watch Secret Eaters Series 1 Episode 1
    2. S1-Ep2: Chop and Pop This video is a clip S1-Ep2: Chop and Pop Video duration: 2:59 minutes

      A family are mystified about their weight gain because they mostly eat home-cooked meals Watch Secret Eaters Series 1 Episode 2
    3. S1-Ep3: Dawn, Mike and Gareth This video is a clip S1-Ep3: Dawn, Mike and Gareth Video duration: 2:17 minutes

      A Hull couple and their lodger are closely monitored to explain the mystery of why they are putting on weight Watch Secret Eaters Series 1 Episode 3
    4. S1-Ep5: Double Dinner This video is a clip S1-Ep5: Double Dinner Video duration: 2:20 minutes

      The White-Olivers want to live more healthfully for the sake of daughter Ellie, but mum Leanne and dad Craig don't know where they are going wrong. Watch Secret Eaters Series 1 Episode 5
    5. S1-Ep6: Tough Cookie to Crack This video is a clip S1-Ep6: Tough Cookie to Crack Video duration: 1:51 minutes

      The detectives are struggling to dish the dirt on Ronnie and Stuart Watch Secret Eaters Series 1 Episode 6
    1. S2-Ep1: The Camera Never Lies This video is a clip S2-Ep1: The Camera Never Lies Video duration: 1:29 minutes

      Are our secret eaters kidding themselves as well as us? Watch Secret Eaters Series 2 Episode 1
    2. S2-Ep3: Feeding Frenzy This video is a clip S2-Ep3: Feeding Frenzy Video duration: 1:42 minutes

      Office workers flurry towards afternoon doughnuts Watch Secret Eaters Series 2 Episode 3
    3. S2-Ep4: The Packet Experiment This video is a clip S2-Ep4: The Packet Experiment Video duration: 1:29 minutes

      Anna and Dr Paul examine the amount of crisps eaten by the study group. Watch Secret Eaters Series 2 Episode 4
    4. S2-Ep5: Mystified Munchers This video is a clip S2-Ep5: Mystified Munchers Video duration: 1:59 minutes

      This two are convinced that they eat healthily Watch Secret Eaters Series 2 Episode 5
    5. S2-Ep6: No More Hiding This video is a clip S2-Ep6: No More Hiding Video duration: 1:07 minutes

      Kate and Darryl's eating habits are exposed Watch Secret Eaters Series 2 Episode 6
    6. S2-Ep8: Glutton Nation This video is a clip S2-Ep8: Glutton Nation Video duration: 1:47 minutes

      Snooping on diners at the breakfast buffet Watch Secret Eaters Series 2 Episode 8
    1. S3-Ep1: Desktop Dining This video is a intro S3-Ep1: Desktop Dining Video duration: 1:03 minutes

      Laura is caught eating a cinnamon roll with a large latte Watch Secret Eaters Series 3 Episode 1
    2. S3-Ep1: Rude Awakening This video is a clip S3-Ep1: Rude Awakening Video duration: 1:30 minutes

      Anna enlists an IQ test for her sleepy volunteers Watch Secret Eaters Series 3 Episode 1
    3. S3-Ep2:  Helena and Murray This video is a clip S3-Ep2: Helena and Murray Video duration: 1:50 minutes

      Helena and Murray just don't know what's causing their weight gain Watch Secret Eaters Series 3 Episode 2
    4. S3-Ep2: Phone a Friend This video is a clip S3-Ep2: Phone a Friend Video duration: 1:10 minutes

      The private investigators are on the case Watch Secret Eaters Series 3 Episode 2
    5. S3-Ep3: Kelli and Tracey This video is a intro S3-Ep3: Kelli and Tracey Video duration: 1:50 minutes

      Kelli and Tracey are brides-to-be who have managed to put on four stone between them since they met Watch Secret Eaters Series 3 Episode 3
    6. S3-Ep4: Tracy and Sharon This video is a intro S3-Ep4: Tracy and Sharon Video duration: 1:52 minutes

      Two sisters bemused by their weight gain Watch Secret Eaters Series 3 Episode 4
    7. S3-Ep5: Distraction Dining This video is a clip S3-Ep5: Distraction Dining Video duration: 1:36 minutes

      Eating food away from the dinner table Watch Secret Eaters Series 3 Episode 5
    8. S3-Ep6: Boozy Night This video is a clip S3-Ep6: Boozy Night Video duration: 1:45 minutes

      A birthday outing is caught on camera... Watch Secret Eaters Series 3 Episode 6
    9. S3-Ep6: Fresh Start This video is a intro S3-Ep6: Fresh Start Video duration: 2:07 minutes

      After a family tragedy, Glynn and his family are determined to turn their lives around Watch Secret Eaters Series 3 Episode 6
    10. S3-Ep7: Food Diary This video is a clip S3-Ep7: Food Diary Video duration: 1:14 minutes

      Anna meets young couple Katie and Michael, who're desperate to change their habits Watch Secret Eaters Series 3 Episode 7

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