Alison Hammond drops 5st for dream wedding

The TV star is on a weight-loss mission as she prepares to tie the knot

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by Closer staff |
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Television star Alison Hammond has dropped a whopping 5st and is feeling better than ever – and it’s all down to one person.

The This Morning presenter has been dating Russian massage therapist David Putman since the beginning of this year, which has coincided with her dramatic weight loss. And pals tell Closer she’s losing the weight to fit into her dream wedding dress.

“Alison doesn’t recognise her reflection – she thinks it’s insane. She’s lost almost 5st and is still going strong. She wants to be a sexy bride for her new man,” our source reveals.

Alison Hammond in 2017
Alison Hammond in 2017 ©Shutterstock

“Although she’s not yet engaged, she sees David as The One. It likely won’t be long before they take the next step so she has her sights set on losing a further 3st and wearing the dress of her dreams. She just wants to be a healthy version of herself and she’s definitely moving in the right direction.”

Alison has been open about her body image struggles over the years, attempting to lose weight on shows such as Celebrity Fit Club and Sugar Free Farm – but nothing has been successful, until now.

And not only has Alison, 49, lost a significant amount of weight, but the bubbly presenter is also embracing a more glamorous look – updating her wardrobe by selling off her old size 26 clothes for charity and working more closely with her stylists.

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Alison is taking control of her weight loss journey ©Dave Benett/Getty Images for #Merky

As a result, insiders say that as well as looking great, the This Morning presenter is feeling happier and healthier in herself.

“Every part of her life before was impacted by being overweight and Alison has never wanted to be another weight-related statistic,” our source adds.

“She’s in control of her life now – she’s not turning to comfort food for relief anymore. She knew she was massively risking her health by being overweight, but she’d tried everything, including having a gastric band, and it didn’t work.

“Alison described her over eating as a mental disorder where you become a victim of a vicious cycle. She credits the help and support of her doctor – as well as her new man – with her recent transformation.”

It’s thought that Alison and David, 26, originally met when she hired him as her massage therapist. After developing a friendship, romance soon blossomed and the pair began dating.

Alison with her son Aiden in 2024
Alison with her son Aiden in 2024 ©Getty

Before David, Alison was linked to landscape gardener Ben Hawkins, reportedly dating him from early 2021 until February 2023. Prior to that relationship, Alison dated taxi driver Noureddine Boufaied – with whom she welcomed son Aiden, 19, on her 30th birthday in 2005. Following that, she was in a relationship with security guard Jamie Savage. Jamie proposed in 2014, but the pair never made it down the aisle, splitting in 2017.

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After several years of roller-coaster relationships, fans are now delighted that Alison’s latest romance has had such a positive impact on her.

The source says, “Alison is blown away by the support she’s received from fans – it’s motivating her to keep going. She feels amazing. She’s told pals she’s rocking the weight loss and every day feels one step closer to becoming the woman she always knew she could and wanted to be.”

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