The Project viewers throw their support behind Sarah Harris as she makes heartbreaking admission live on air

The Project viewers have thrown their support behind Sarah Harris after she made an emotional admission about taking diet pills as a child on Monday night.

The 42-year-old revealed she took diet pills after being told she was ‘too fat’ to stand in the front row of a dance show.

‘When I was 11 years old, I was put on a diet by a dance teacher because I was told I was too fat for the front row and even back then I remember, you know, pinching herbal diet pills from the medicine cabinet that my mum would take,’ she said.

‘It didn’t make me skinny. It made me very, very sick, and it’s absolutely stupid, which is why it makes me so angry that these influencers are allowed to peddle this stuff – we know it’s dangerous.’

She continued: ‘And that they’re carrying these scars from childhood, it never leaves you. When people talk about, you know, ‘what’s your Roman Empire?’ I think, for a lot of women in particular, it’s their body.’

The Project viewers have thrown their support behind Sarah Harris (pictured) after she made an emotional admission about taking diet pills as a child on Monday night

‘There’s not a minute of the day that you don’t think about your body and what’s wrong with it, and we’ve got to change that, it’s awful.’

Fans showed their support on Instagram, with one writing: ‘How I can relate to this. I had tears. It’s so true. It never ever leaves you. Ever!’

‘Diet culture sucks!! It’s time for us to know our worth beyond our bodies and stop following along with influencers promoting things that are not supporting us to have a positive relationship with our bodies and food,’ another said.

‘It’s not just social media for teenagers and young people who are dealing with weight issues. It’s these fake tv reality shows that we see on the television channels,’ a third wrote.

Fans showed their support on Instagram, with one writing: 'How I can relate to this. I had tears. It's so true. It never ever leaves you. Ever!'

Fans showed their support on Instagram, with one writing: ‘How I can relate to this. I had tears. It’s so true. It never ever leaves you. Ever!’

One person commented: ‘Social media has a lot to answer for the unrealistic body images.’

‘Heartbreaking but so true,’ another person said while one wrote: ‘Time to change the narrative for our kids.’

‘I was on diets from my mother at the age of 14… Screwed with my relationship with food!’ another added.

The 42-year-old revealed she took diet pills after being told she was 'too fat' to stand in the front row of a dance show

The 42-year-old revealed she took diet pills after being told she was ‘too fat’ to stand in the front row of a dance show

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