Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Diggory’s Diet Dilemma
Coronation Street's Eric Potts has expressed concern that his role on the soap is encouraging him to put on weight.
The actor, who plays baker Diggory Compton, has been warned by doctors that his health is at risk unless he makes an effort to start eating sensibly. Unfortunately, being surrounded by cakes all day is proving just too tempting for the star.
"It's ironic that my big TV break involves me being surrounded by bread and cakes," Eric told The Mirror. "I love playing Diggory but it means I am facing temptation every day. As soon as I get a whiff of a freshly-baked loaf, I just have to have a nibble."
"I tip the scales at around 20 stone, which is a little alarming," he confessed. "And I have been heavier, I'm ashamed to say. I know overweight people are putting their health at risk. I have two young daughters, so if I could drop a couple of stone, I would be very happy.
"Hopefully I could shed the weight without any great loss to Diggory's image. My problem is a lack of willpower. I have been on so many diets and all without much success. They last until, oh, lunchtime. But turning 40 is a good time to make a fresh start."
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