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Sunday, 19 November 2006

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Kebabs - The staple diet of a Radio DJ

There are now more overweight people working at the BBC than those who have to go hungry, a conference of domestic broadcasters in Luton has revealed.

According to the study, funded by former DJ Ed Stewart, 87% of Radio 2 presenters are now overweight. The amazing study revealed that 80's funny man Steve Wright has put on a staggering 40 pounds in the past month and Chris Evans has developed an "unsightly stomach".

Steve "Wrighty" Wright shocked guests at the recent Sony Awards by looking "as fat as Roland from Grange Hill". Former colleagues were stunned by Wrights appearance.

Gill Collins, a former producer at Radio 1 said, "He looked like a fat shit with a George Michael beard, it was horrible. I obviously avoided him at all costs".

In stark contrast presenters from BBC Radio Humberside are said to be "living on the breadline". Breakfast show host Andy Comfort was last night receiving "help" for a dramatic loss of weight. Presenters at the local station have been on "starvation rations" since recent ratings revealed only four people listened to the channel.

The Times reported that overweight people in the BBC now outnumber the undernourished, with Chris Moyles being pinpointed as the corporations "most obese employee".

The BBC were unavailable for comment.

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