Loose Women star Kaye Adams reveals personal struggle to weigh herself: 'Am I avoiding the truth?'

Kaye Adams has spoken out about her personal struggles to step on the scales credit:Bang Showbiz
Kaye Adams has spoken out about her personal struggles to step on the scales credit:Bang Showbiz

Kaye Adams struggles to weigh herself.

The 61-year-old journalist, best known as a long-running anchor on the ITV1 chat show 'Loose Women', thinks she is trying to "avoid the truth" by never getting on the scales and was left mortified during a recent trip to Accident and Emergency when a doctor needed to find out her weight for medication.

Speaking on her 'How to be 60' podcast, she told co-host Karen Mackenzie: "It's a funny thing... I've got scales in my bathroom and all I need to do is stand on them and see what weight I am, decide if I need to lose a couple of pounds. But I look at them in the morning and I'm like a bullfighter with them. They look at me and I look at them and I just leave. What am I avoiding? The truth? I don't want those numbers to spring up and tell me the truth. Isn't it odd?

"You know last week I was telling you I thought I had a brain tumour that turned out to be ear wax?

"Well, I was in A and E and this nice young doctor was treating me for sudden hearing loss and he said he would put me on steroids in case I had something dreadful. It was the weekend. So, he said 'Can you just pop on the scales?' But the scales were in the corridor.

"They needed to know how much to give me because it's quite precise.

"I'm standing there thinking 'I do not want to go on scales in the corridor.' I had a big jacket on and it was all I could do not to strip off entirely!"

The former 'Strictly Come Dancing' contestant recently explained she had had the most traumatic 48 hours" in the middle of January when the hearing in one ear suddenly vanished just moments before she went on live television and soon discovered that it a buildup of wax was the root cause.

Speaking in a video posted to Instagram, she said: "I kind of got through the programme, got home couldn't hear anything. I'm looking up online... what could it be? And it said to go to A+E. So, the next day I go to A and E in Glasgow. They were amazing, absolutely amazing. Anita, the nurse, thank you. We discovered we had the same birthday, except she's a year younger than me. But my God, she was fantastic."