A Place In The Sun’s Jasmine Harman shows ‘big tum’ to highlight 'real' bodies

By Victoria Johns

Channel 4 presenter Jasmine Harman has shared a snap on Instagram of her "big tum" in an aim to highlight "real bodies".

The A Place In The Sun host posted a pic of her wearing a lilac crop top and leggings with a heartfelt caption.

The mum-of-two wrote: "I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching about sharing my progress photos and a few people have encouraged me to practice what I preach about body positivity, not feeling like you have to hide, whatever your body size or shape.

"It is hard for me to share this photo, as I still don’t feel 'ready' and I’m hoping no-one will 'body-shame' me."

"So here it is. Yes I’ve got a big tum. Whatever," she posted proudly.

Jasmine, 45, finished her positive post saying: "I hope someone out there will feel empowered and represented.

A Place In The Sun's Jasmine Harman defiantly displays 'big tum' after body shaming fears (Jasmine Harman/Instagram)
Jasmine Harman was one of A Place In The Sun's first presenters (jasmineharman/Instagram)

"Not everyone on IG had the perfect bod or the perfect life.

"We can only do our best and being kind and true to yourself is a great place to start."

The presenter's uplifting words went down on a storm with her followers with many of them telling the property expert how proud they were of her.

One said: " Good for you Jasmine, so inspiring."

While another wrote: " Hallelujah a normal female body. Thanks for sharing."

Fans asked if Jasmine was pregnant (Jasmine Harman/Instagram)
Jasmine is a married mum of two (jasmineharman/Instagram)

And a third posted: "Thank you!!!! Your a stunning woman. And it’s amazing that you’ve been brave enough to expose yourself to the savages that are Insta followers!

"Good for you , I’d be more than happy to put my body out there if it looked as good as you."

Jasmine's positive post comes amid inaccurate reports she was pregnant.

The presenter said while she was initially "insulted" by the assumption she was trying to learn to love her body.

"My first reaction was to be insulted and upset," she revealed.

"I’m not pregnant; I’ve put on weight. TBH I’ve spent my adult life putting on weight and losing it again. It’s boring after a while."

Jasmine added: "The last time I lost weight, I thought I’d cracked it for good, but alas, it all went awry during lockdown."

Jasmines revealed that she is now embarking on a new healthy lifestyle that involves self love and a more relaxed approach to dieting.

Updating her fans on her plan of action she said: "I’ve decided to take matters in hand. I’ve been inspired by @plantpoweredcoach_ and his weight gain / weight loss journey so I’m going to follow his programme and see where it takes me."

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