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This Morning has been hit with almost 50 complaints after a guest said she "refused to work with fat people" and called people over size 16 "lazy".
Samantha Yardley had viewers in uproar when she appeared on the hit ITV show last week when she said overweight people shouldn't be allowed to buy plus-sized clothes and should receive a disadvantage when it comes to job applications.
The fitness writer was called "incredibly cruel" by show host Eamonn Holmes, who was told to "look at the facts" by Samantha.
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She said: "People who are obese take off nearly twice as many days off work than those people within a healthy weight range for a start.
"That's going to have a financial implication. From personal experience, you are more lethargic and more lazy.
"We all take the path of least resistance – we need to make it more inconvenient to be obese."
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Eamonn, who hosts the show with wife Ruth Langsford, pointed out that some people suffer from illnesses which cause them to not be able to lose weight as easily.
This theory was shot down by Samantha, who continued: "It's a lifestyle choice. You need to eat a little bit less, move a bit more."
Alison Hammond hit out at the critic, saying: "So what's she saying, because I'm big she doesn't want to work with me?
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"I'm not being funny, come and train me, babes. Let's have a laugh, we'll have fun. I'm not lazy, I'm up for it.
"I'll probably run rings around you! Come and train me, I’m up for it, how about that?"
Viewers of the show were also left infuriated by Samantha's comments, with watchdog Ofcom now revealing to The Sun Online that they had received 43 complaints about the controversial segment.
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