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Tina Malone speaks candidly about 12.5 stone weight loss

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Gemma Strong
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Tina Malone became emotional during an appearance on Loose Women on Tuesday as she spoke about the cruel comments she has been subjected to following her 12.5 stone weight loss. The 54-year-old broke down in tears as she revealed that she had been targeted by trolls over recent holiday photos showing her excess skin. Tina also spoke about the impact the jibes had had on her family, in particular her mother Olwyn, who was in the audience. "I saw the pictures and all the wrinkles and it knocked me sick," she admitted. "My mum is 78, she doesn't need to upset." Mum Olwyn admitted she had struggled to cope with the comments. "I can't take it. It upsets me terribly," she said. "I'm on medication because I am so upset. It's so cruel."

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Tina spoke about her weight loss

Tina dropped from size 26 to a size six after having a gastric band fitted and changing her diet. She told the panel she was so upset by last week's bikini photos that she has already gone under the knife to have the excess skin removed. "I go on about these bullies, these trolls, it upsets my family," she said. "I've done so well. I've lost 12 and a half stone… I'm a scouser, I'm hard as nails. Love me or hate me, I'm a bit of a Trojan, but I saw those pap shots and all the wrinkles, and I thought, 'How can you get that far?'"

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Tina has lost 12.5 stone

Last week, Tina took to Twitter to talk about her weight loss, and the bikini photos. "I'd just like to say I'm no model… I'm an old girl, 54yrs," she told fans. "I'm happy, healthy, eradicated my diabetes and high blood pressure. But I am horrified by the wrinkly skin on my legs, tummy, back, bum etc. I actually have sobbed tonight. But I'm only human, I don't deserve the battering I've had from people… just nasty comments."

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