Gok Wan, style guru and self-esteem superhero (How To Look Good Naked and Miss Naked Beauty), has boosted women's body image and helped them to love the skin they're in. His empathy runs deep: as a teenager, Gok weighed 21 stone. He was over-eating, overweight and, at times, far from happy. Gok succeeded in transforming his body, but while on the outside he has won his battle against food addiction, inside he is still looking for answers.
In Too Fat Too Young, Gok talks to teenagers who have been severely affected by food addiction and explores the frightening extent of Britain's teenage obesity crisis. He meets the experts, discovers some of the reasons behind the complex issue and finds out how and why the problem is growing so rapidly in the UK. In a candid and personal journey, he returns to his school in Leicester and his old family home and takes a look at his relationship with food. With food addiction specialist Dr Le Fever, Gok unravels his deep-rooted issues and looks for answers as he goes on his journey.
Comedian Dawn French talks to Gok about body image and the pressures today's teenagers are under. Gok also hears from a variety of obese teenagers and tries to understand why this age-group is particularly susceptible to weight problems, and the devastating psychological effect these can have on their lives. Is it worse for young people than ever before?... Read more.