This programme is not currently available on BBC iPlayer

I Hate My Body: Skinny Boys and Muscle Men

In this innovative observational documentary, four young men who are all unhappy with their bodies and feel that their size and shape is negatively impacting their lives attempt to achieve their dream physiques. Two of them are skinny men who are going to be pumping up and two are bodybuilders desperate to come down in size.

Helping them achieve their transformation is celebrity trainer Mark Anthony and elite sports doctor Kay Brennan. At the end of three months, will these young men have achieved their dream bodies? And more importantly will a new physique make them happy? Or will they realise muscles don't necessarily make a man?

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Tue 27 Nov 2012 03:00

The Body Beautiful Season

The Body Beautiful Season

Does changing your body make you happy?


I Hate My Body: Skinny Boys and Muscle Men is part of a season of BBC Three programmes exploring body image.


Get info on all the shows, plus extra clips, links and content over on the Body Beautiful Season page.

Information and Support

There are organisations that can help if you or someone you know have been affected by issues around body confidence in this programme.

Get details of groups offering information and support

Want to know more?

Want to know more?
BBC Health explains the importance of exercise and how much to do.

The NHS offers fitness and male health tools as well as advice on how to get fit for free and everyday ways to be more active.

You can also search for sport and fitness services near you.


Role Contributor
Executive ProducerDaniel Fromm
Executive ProducerDaniel Fromm
Executive ProducerTayte Simpson
Executive ProducerTayte Simpson
ProducerRay Easmon
DirectorRay Easmon
ParticipantMark Anthony
ParticipantKay Brennan