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Holly couldn't hold back her shock on 'This Morning' when Giovanna revealed she was publicly body-shamed in hospital after giving birth!
We can't believe a hospital worker said this to Giovanna Fletcher just weeks after giving birth!!
It turns out that tact really is dead... Holly Willoughby couldn't hide her shock on This Morning when Giovanna Fletchher, published author and wife of McFly singer Tom Fletcher, revealed she had been body shamed by a member of hospital staff just eleven days after having a baby.
Even Phillip Schofield couldn't contain his disdain for the horrid comments.
It turns out that, while in hospital following the birth of her son Buddy, someone thought it appropriate to point out her stomach and laugh at it... ermmm, what?!
Giovanna said: "After Buddy arrived, we had this thing where a lady kind of looked at me and pointed and said ‘Look mummy’s still got her tummy’ and laughed at me.
"She was asking Tom for a photo at the time and then she asked me to be in it and I declined, and she said ‘Oh no maybe next time when your face has slimmed down'."
Holly has three children herself and couldn't stop herself saying 'Oh my God' and 'How awful' when Giovanna told her side of the story. What makes the situation even worse is that Giovanna and Tom were STILL in the hospital at this point... she hadn't even gone home yet!
Crucially, Giovanna DID NOT reveal this little detail about the hospital worker in her book or online, so Tom had to quickly backtrack and apologise for letting it slip.
Take a look at the original Instagram post Giovanna created about the incident below...
A few days ago I had a near stranger point at my stomach, laugh and say 'Oh look, Mummy's still got her tummy'. This was eleven days after giving birth. I was so shocked I laughed. But the words have stuck with me. Obviously. It wasn't left there either as there was another comment about my face 'slimming down'. More than anything, I was baffled over the stranger's need to share her thoughts... Yes, I still have a bump. But that bump kept my little baby boy safe for a whole nine months. That bump has filled my world with even more love and light than I knew possible. That bump is a miracle worker... My bump will slowly go over time, but I'll never stop being thankful to it and my body for everything it's given me. #spreadlove xx