Elaine Crowley, Brenda Donohue, Gerald Keane, Karl Spain and Katherine Lynch have all begun their Operation Transformation plan ahead of the three-programme series on RTÉ One on September 7.

Two of the five Celebrity Operation Transformation leaders joined Kathryn Thomas on RTÉ Radio 1 to talk about starting the strict plan. There to keep them in check was the RTÉ One show’s trainer and fitness expert, Karl Henry.

The five leaders’ starting weights were revealed on the Ray D’Arcy Show (hosted by Kathryn Thomas):

Brenda Donohue –
Starting Weight: 13st 3.5lbs // Target weight loss this fortnight: 4lbs

Katherine Lynch –
Starting Weight: 13st 5lbs // Target weight loss this fortnight: 4lbs

Elaine Crowley –
Starting Weight: 15st 11lbs // Target weight loss this fortnight: 5lbs

Gerald Keane -
Starting Weight: 19st 7lbs // Target weight loss this fortnight: 5lbs

Karl Spain –
Starting Weight: 19st 4.5lbs // Target weight loss this fortnight: 6lbs

Celebrity Operation Transformation is Live

The plan is live on www.rte.ie/OT so people can follow their leaders. 

Brendan Donohue on why she signed up for Celeb OT:

"I thought I was putting on a dress surrounded by Marty and a few cows!" said Brenda Donohue, speaking on RTÉ Radio 1 about how she was roped in to being a leader on Celebrity Operation Transformation by her colleague Marty Morrissey.

However, Brenda says that she does have reasons for taking part as a leader; one that will resonate with many listeners: "I’m actually annoyed at myself. About a year and a half ago I got down, I had a healthy BMI,

"I was a decent weight, I worked really hard to get to that stage, and between Christmas and holidays all the bad habits crept back in and now I’m back where I started and I’m sick of it."

Katherine Lynch shared her reason:

Comedienne Katherine Lynch said: "I never thought I had much of a problem. I’m a very happy person, very happy with my weight, but a little bit of cholesterol has crept up, and I’d like to get rid of that."


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