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Live Longer Wales: Helen's Heart - Diet or Die

Showing as part of Live Longer Wales. Helen Whewell was a central character in the Family Life Swap series, and is still morbidly obese. 'You only live once' she said, 'so enjoy the good things of life'. But when she develops a serious heart condition and is told her weight is now life threatening Helen and her family finally decide this is diet or die. Laughs, frustration and tears on an emotional journey from body piercings to belly-dancing to try and lose weight and regain her health and her family.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Wed 6 Aug 2014 19:00
BBC One Wales, Wales HD only


Role Contributor
Series ProducerIan Durham
Executive ProducerMartyn Ingram

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