KATE Lawler appeared to hit back at skinny-shamers after sharing a clip of herself eating her dinner.
This comes after trolls accused the mother-of-one of promoting anorexia with her recent holiday photos.
Radio star Kate, 43, posted a video of herself enjoying a plate of pasta while relaxing on the sofa in pink leopard print pajamas.
The Big Brother star showed fans her dinner and wrote: “Makeup off, pajamas on, pasta served, MAFS to go.”
Some fans were quick to support the star, saying she has nothing to prove.
One wrote: “You know what Kate. I feel like you’re trying to prove to the trolls that you eat. You girl are funny, beautiful, actually hilarious, so just do what you do and fuck her.”
Another wrote: “Still waiting for the Karens to post.”
Kate was forced to defend herself after being “body-shamed” when she shared a photo of her in a strapless orange top and sun hat.
Opinions varied, with one follower writing: “You look like you’re in a serious calorie deficit.”
“She looks really skeletal” and “What message do you want to convey to young girls?” said others.
Some even compared her physique to that of Big Brother contestant Nikki Grahame, who died in 2021 at the age of 38 after a lifelong battle with an eating disorder.
Kate has since told The Sun: “I honestly couldn’t believe it. Comparing me to her is outrageous and so insensitive to Nikki’s family.”
She pointed out the “double standards” of a society in which plus-sized women are praised for flaunting their curves while slim women are trolled.
Kate said: “When someone shows off their curves and grabs their buns on Instagram it’s all ‘You go girl, well done!’
“They are celebrated and called real women. Why can’t a real woman be a healthy size 36? It’s crazy.”
“I am slim, not skinny, and I am healthy. My BMI is in the ideal range.
“Since the nineties I have fluctuated between 8st 4lb and 8st 8lb.
“I dropped to No. 8 in my 20s when I wasn’t taking care of my body, but the only time I was bigger was on Big Brother in 2002.
“I put up a stone because I sat around for weeks eating junk food and drinking sugary, alcoholic drinks.
“This is exactly my size. Other than walking the dogs, I don’t do any exercise. I have a fast metabolism.”