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Victoria Beckham Hits Back At Being Weight-Shamed On Live TV

Victoria Beckham Hits Back At Being Weight-Shamed On Live TV

"Can you imagine doing that nowadays?"

Victoria Beckham has criticised Chris Evans for weight-shaming her on live TV back in 1999.

The fashion designer's body became a key focus of the media when she rose to fame as Posh Spice in the Spice Girls, with the singer receiving extreme scrutiny for her weight.

Speaking about this in a new interview with Vogue Australia, Victoria highlighted the time she went on TFI Friday hosted by Evans in 1999.

In a clip of the episode shared on YouTube, the now-56-year-old radio host starts probing Victoria about her weight following the birth of her and David Beckham's son, Brooklyn. Take a look below:

"A lot of girls want to know, because you look fantastic again, how did you get back to your shape after your birth?" he asks, to which she responds: "I haven't done... I mean I'm really lazy, I don't go down the gym or anything."

Evans later asks if her 'weight is back to normal' before pulling out the scales and urging her to weigh herself on the live TV show, something that simply would not have been allowed to happen today.

Referencing this moment in the interview, she said (via The Oz): “I went on a TV show with Chris Evans many years ago and I’d just had Brooklyn and lost a lot of weight after.

Victoria Beckham's weight was scrutinised by the media.

“It happened to my mum after her pregnancies. It doesn’t mean you have an eating disorder. And he made me stand on the scales to be weighed. Can you imagine doing that nowadays?”

The pop star turned fashion designer also discussed the media's obsession with her weight throughout the 90s and 00s, and how she was always considered either overweight or too skinny.

"I’ve had ‘Porky Posh’, I’ve had ‘Skeletal Posh’," she continued. "After I had Brooklyn, there was a picture pointing to every single part of my body where I had to focus on losing the weight from."

Even today, the star's eating habits are often making headlines, with recent stories focusing on her husband's statement that she mostly only eats grilled fish and vegetables.


"I mean, talk about making me sound boring!" she told the publication, adding that what he meant is that she's 'disciplined' when it comes to eating healthy.

"I eats lots of healthy fat: fish. avocado, nuts, that sort of thing," she explained. "I do drink alcohol, unless I have a reason not to. I'll detox from anything for three to six months where I won't drink."

Tyla has contacted a rep for Chris Evans for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: Celebrity, Victoria Beckham, TV And Film, Spice Girls