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Supersize vs Superskinny

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Documentary series in which two extreme eaters - one very overweight and the other severely underweight - swap diets in an attempt to change the way they view food and eating

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Documentary series in which two extreme eaters - one very overweight and the other severely underweight - swap diets in an attempt to change the way they view food and eating

Series 7 Summary

The seventh series of the show that investigates the UK's dysfunctional relationship with food, featuring some of most extreme diets, and coming face to face with American Supersizers who are so big they struggle with even the most basic activities.

Plus Emma Woolf returns to continue her investigation into the hidden world of eating disorders.

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    Episode 1 - Gary vs Amy

    In the feeding clinic this time is Caribbean chef Gary Tomlin, who tips the scales at 21 stone eight, and Amy Simons, whose meal-skipping bad habits see her weigh in at eight stone three.

    Before they swap diets, Gary goes to America for some shock therapy, where he meets 36-and-a-half stone Nary, who is paralysed from the waist down, has to be washed in the garage with a hose, and has terrible open wounds that struggle to heal.

    Dr Christian visits Las Vegas, the heart of where it's all going wrong with food in the USA, and joins the Fat Interceptor Team, who are battling to save the city's sewers from a tidal wave of fat.

    And former anorexia sufferer Emma Woolf continues her investigation into the hidden world of eating disorders as she uncovers the secret world of pro anorexia websites.

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    Episode 2 - Joanne vs Guy

    Thirty-four-year-old serial dieter Joanne Allan, who weighs in at 19 stone and five pounds, meets 20-year-old fizzy drink addict Guy Sykes, in a swap that's packed with drama and tears.

    Joanne travels to the US to meet 37-and-a-half stone Khalila Morse, to share tips and stories about how their weight inhibits their sex lives.

    The show tours the residential districts of Las Vegas, where a lack of supermarkets, fresh fruit and veg, and one of the worst exercise rates in America, has created a city that's fast becoming the county's capital for bariatric surgery.

    Dr Christian witnesses one of the most extreme and shocking weight-loss procedures on the planet: he meets a man who eats as much as he likes and then fits a tube directly into his stomach to pump out the food.

    And recovered anorexic and journalist Emma Woolf meets the family of Jay Taylor, who lost her battle with anorexia in August 2013.

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    Episode 3 - Jackie vs Beth

    Thirty-four-year-old junk food addict Jackie Kenworthy meets 70-year-old great grandmother Beth Edwards, who lives on a diet of egg and toast.

    Jackie visits Salem, North Carolina, to meet Nikki, who weighs in at over 51 stone.

    Dr Christian continues his tour of Las Vegas, the capital of excess, to investigate its obesity crisis.

    And Emma Woolf looks at dedicated hospital in-patient care for people with eating disorders.

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    Episode 4 - Charlene vs Mick

    Twenty-two-stone takeaway fan Charlene Shattock meets sugary tea addict Mick Wickes, who survives on one tiny meal a day, for a diet swap packed with drama and tension.

    Mick drinks an astonishing 25 cups of tea a day, with five sugars in each cup.

    In Las Vegas, Dr Christian visits Blossom Bariatrics, where they thread the latest generation of miniature cable cameras down the patient's nose.

    And Emma Woolf meets Valeria Levitin, who has been battling anorexia for over 20 years.

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    Episode 5 - Lauren vs Shelby

    Young mums Lauren and Shelby meet in the Feeding Clinic. Lauren is a fat and sugar junkie who weighs 28 stone, while toast nibbler Shelby is just over six stone. In Las Vegas, Dr Christian visits a residential weight loss camp which aims to get its obese residents from fat to fit.

    And Emma Woolf continues her investigation into eating disorders, meeting a woman with cerebral palsy who reveals the shocking reality of what it's like to be disabled and suffer from anorexia.

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    Episode 6 - Laura vs Jake

    In the Feeding Clinic 24-stone chocaholic Laura meets superskinny energy drink addict Jake, who is only eight stone.

    Laura goes to Missouri, in the US, to meet Betsy, whose life has been destroyed by overeating, and is so heavy her doctor suggested she be weighed at the local zoo!

    In Las Vegas, Dr Christian sees first hand the ravages of diabetes, as he meets a woman who lost her leg to the condition.

    And Emma Woolf begins a two-part investigation into the prevalence of eating disorders among athletes and dancers.

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    Episode 7 - Joseph vs Rebecca

    In the Feeding Clinic, Joseph, a 22-and-a half stone honey nut cereal addict, swaps meals with Superskinny breakfast-skipping runner Rebecca who weighs in at just seven-and-a-half stone. During the diet swap, Rebecca breaks down after reading a letter from her dad, realising just how worried he is about her health, while Joseph is horrified when Dr Christian shows him the huge amounts of salt and sugar in his cereal-packed diet.

    Before Rebecca and Joseph enter the feeding clinic, Dr Christian sends Joseph to Arkansas, America to meet an overweight internet sensation: 37-and-a-half stone Boogie. Although Boogie makes fun of his figure in online comedy videos, he's deeply distressed at his size and is devastated he won't be able to dance with his bride on his wedding day.

    Plus, former anorexia sufferer and journalist Emma Woolf concludes her two-part investigation into the prevalence of eating disorders among athletes as she meets a triathlete who conquered both anorexia and bulimia.

  • Episode 8 - Michael vs Sam

    In the Feeding Clinic, 35-stone Michael swaps meals with Superskinny air steward Sam who weighs eight and a half stone. Before Michael and Sam enter the feeding clinic, Dr Christian Jessen sends Michael to Virginia, America to meet Jeff, an ex-hunter and fisherman who, at over 40 stone, can now barely get out of his house.

    Plus, former anorexia sufferer and journalist Emma Woolf concludes her investigation as she meets Ashley - who appeared in series three - when he was in the grip of anorexia, but has now turned his life around. In Las Vegas, Dr Christian investigates hidden poverty and obesity and meets an obese mum of two, living on the breadline, who's hoping radical gastric surgery will help.

Supersize vs Superskinny synopsis

Documentary series in which two extreme eaters - one very overweight and the other severely underweight - swap diets in an attempt to change the way they view food and eating

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