Man V Fat w/t (1 x 60′) – Alex Brooker presents this documentary about the changing relationship between men and weight loss.
In 2012, it was reported that 80 per cent of men were concerned about body shape, whilst in February of this year, the NHS and Social Care Information Centre stated that 65 per cent of British men are overweight.
The film looks into the growing cultural phenomenon of male obsession with weight and body image. The programme will follow Channel 4 and The Last Leg presenter Alex Brooker on his personal journey to lose weight ahead of a holiday in June. Alex has struggled with his weight since he was a teenager and with only two months to lose his target of two stone he embarks on a strict calorie-controlled diet and fitness regime in an attempt to finally get in shape.
Sharing his progress with his friends and family, he will also blog and tweet about his experiences; exploring various aspects of the current male weight loss phenomenon from extreme diets to fat burning pills, from body hacking online to body sculpting in the gym and finally the rising trend for men to resort to cosmetic surgery.
Channel: Channel 4
Producer: Mentorn Media
Source: Channel 4 press release