Nigella Lawson doesn’t equate being thin with being healthy ‘because I’ve only ever seen people get thin and then die’ reports the Daily Mail’s Emily Sheridan, having read Nigella’s interview with the Radio Times. We later learn that she has had to witness family members die of cancer which is terrible, but hardly the same as going on a calorie controlled diet.
Daddy Nigel gets a mention, as a former chancellor of the exchequer, but the extreme slimming that earned him the nickname the incredible shrinking man is apparently forgotten. Nigel devised, and later sold, a controversial crash diet plan that took him down to just 200 calories a day. He is still around many years later, but to be fair to Nigella it has left him looking like a prune.