Blackpool singer Liam Halewood's '˜extreme' bid to lose pounds

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A Blackpool man will take on a controversial weight loss challenge in an '˜extreme' TV documentary this week.

Liam Halewood, 32, from Devonshire Road, North Shore, will appear on Channel 4’s ‘Extreme Diet hotel’, which sees contestants put on a strict diet of just 300 calories per day – all while taking part in gruelling exercise – in a bid to lose as much weight as possible in just one week.

Liam, who weighed 18st 6lbs before arriving at the Slimmeria Hotel, said: “It was one of those things where you’re excited to go, but when you get there it’s a bloody nightmare! I can’t say how much I lost but let’s just say I was the biggest loser.

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“We filmed for eight days in Hastings and it was very intense.

“Being a cabaret singer for a living you don’t want to be sweating on stage under the hot lights. I wanted to lose weight to be a better performer.

“I did have a couple of arguments with Galia, who owns the place. She was very strict and if she wanted us to do something we would have to do it. She was like a boarding schoolmistress.”

“My weight has always been up and down but I’ve kept it off since the show.”

The Extreme Diet Hotel will air on Channel 4 on Wednesday at 8pm.