Victoria Beckham Calls Out Chris Evans For Weighing Her On Live TV In The 90s

The former Spice Girl, who had just given birth to her first child, was asked to step on the scales by the TFI Friday host.
Victoria Beckham and Chris Evans
Victoria Beckham and Chris Evans

Victoria Beckham has recalled being weighed on live television by Chris Evans in the late 90s, asking: “Can you imagine doing that nowadays?”

The former Spice Girl ended up on the scales during an episode of TFI Friday in 1999, just two months after she gave birth to her first child, Brooklyn.

At the time, the Virgin Radio host told her: “A lot of girls want to know, because you look fantastic again, how did you get back to your shape after birth?”

After she replied that she hadn’t been to the gym at all, the host asked: “Is your weight back to normal?”

When Victoria said it was, he then asked: “Can I check, do you mind?”, before getting her to step on to some scales and remarking: “Eight stone’s not bad at all, is it?”

Recalling the moment in a forthcoming interview with Vogue Australia via The Australian, Victoria said: “I went on a TV show with Chris Evans many years ago and I’d just had Brooklyn and lost a lot of weight after.

“It happened to my mum after her pregnancies. It doesn’t mean you have an eating disorder. And he made me stand on the scales to be weighed. Can you imagine doing that nowadays?”

Reps for Chris Evans did not immediately respond for comment.

Victoria went on to talk about the media’s obsession with her weight and the sort of headlines and stories she’s been subjected to during her career.

“I’ve had ‘Porky Posh’, I’ve had ‘Skeletal Posh’,” she said. “After I had Brooklyn, there was a picture pointing to every single part of my body where I had to focus on losing the weight from.”

Chris Evans recently announced that he planned to bring back TFI Friday later this year.

Read the full interview in Vogue Australia, on sale 4 July.


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