THE host of the controversial TV show Fat Families said he has no regrets about how “mean” he’s been.
The hit weight loss show, hosted by Steve Miller, aired on former digital broadcaster Sky One over a decade ago.
Self-described as a “lard cop” and a “straight forward fatbuster,” Steve delivered tough and jaw-dropping one-liners throughout the show.
In one episode, he told viewers, “On this show, I meet the biggest group of guys I’ve ever seen.”
“These fat ones haven’t seen their feet in years. Well get ready boys, the belly crusher is in town.”
Clips of Miller’s no-nonsense approach and disparaging of the show went viral on social media.
But since new audiences were somewhat taken aback by the show’s language and approach, Steve said he had no regrets about his comments.
He exclusively told The Sun Online: “I have absolutely no regrets because this show was beautiful.”
“We had a great team and great participants. There were arguments, but they were shown on TV.”
“I have no regrets because if it came from an evil point of view, that would be different.”
“It was born out of ‘I really care about you,’ and we’re going to do it in a fun way and we’re not going to have any of those boring TV shows, we’re going to have fun and make ourselves laugh.”
He added, “What made Fat Families special was the halo effect of the one-liners, especially the North Yorkshire, North Porkshire phrase, which is my favorite!”
In one episode, Steve met a man and his adult sons who were dangerously overweight.
During the show, he filmed an attendee’s stomach up close, which brought him to tears as he said, “I can’t believe this is me. I can’t believe what I did to myself.”
Fat Families saw the health guru move in with overweight attendees and overhaul their lifestyles.
Over a 10-week period, they were given a meal plan and exercise equipment designed to help them shed pounds.
Each family member was given a specific amount of weight to lose – and the episodes culminated in revealing her brand new, slimmer figure.
In the first series of Fat Families alone, the six participating families lost a combined 539 pounds and 38.5 pounds, respectively.