Alison Hammond suffers from high levels of self esteem and refuses to be bullied

Alison Hammond just added to the reasons why we love her so much, as she responded to claims she could ‘put herself through bullying’ because of her weight.

The 45-year-old has been praised for saying that she cannot be bullied because she ‘suffers from really high levels of self esteem’.

The This Morning star responded to a bariatric nurse on Twitter, who tweeted: ‘Dear Alison, please don’t put yourself through potential bullying from the public about your weight. Living with obesity/overweight is a disease and deserves proper NHS support. 

‘There is support out there from expert clinicians with professional registration, psychological support, medication and surgery are all options. They can be really effective with lifestyle change. You can do it. You are strong. You can inspire. Go for it.’

Alison quote-tweeted the post and added: ‘I know sweet heart and thanks for the advice. 

‘I will never be bullied by anyone as I suffer from really high levels of self esteem, so don’t you worry I’ll be fine.’

Followers were loving Alison’s eloquent response, with one reply reading: ‘Great response. Never let anyone bring you down. Your are amazing. And u are beautiful inside and out.’

Another person tweeted: ‘Another reason why Alison Hammond is a complete LEGEND.’

This comes after Alison told This Morning viewers that she is pre-diabetic, and needs to ‘change her ways’.

She told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: ‘I’ve found out that I am pre-diabetic, so I really need your help, and I have got to change my ways. And that includes you guys.

‘If you see me out there, buying any chocolate, sweets, please, I’m begging you, I’m not allowed to have it. I’ve really got to change my ways, this is serious now.

‘I’ve got a chance to turn this around, it is type-2, so I really need your help. I really need you.’

Pre-diabetes is where blood sugar levels are abnormally high, but lower than the threshold for diagnosing diabetes, with around 5-10% of people with pre-diabetes progressing to full-blown type-2 diabetes. 

Working up the ranks since she appeared on Big Brother back in 2002, Alison has become one of the nation’s most beloved presenters thanks to her hysterical interviews and positive attitude.

It has been reported that she and Dermot O’Leary will take over from Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes to host Fridays on This Morning, although ITV is yet to confirm the news. 

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