A Place In The Sun’s Jasmine Harman defiantly displays ‘big tum’ after body shaming fears

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A Place in the Sun presenter Jasmine Harman took to social media today to share an honest post about her body and recent weight gain. The 45-year-old TV star wants to highlight “real bodies” and champion body positivity on social media, as not everyone has the “perfect bod,” she said.

Alongside a lengthy post on Instagram, Jasmine shared a picture of herself in a crop top and leggings.

The Channel 4 star, who recently said that her weight has fluctuated over the years, admitted that she was unsure about sharing the candid image.

“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,” she wrote online.

“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,” the mum-of-two continued.

“I was thinking by of putting it on my story so at least it would vanish after 24 hours, then I realised this would be my 1400th post and If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know I like to say something a bit deep and meaningful every 100 posts!(sic)

“So here it is. Yes I’ve got a big tum. Whatever,” she defiantly added.

“I hope someone out there will feel empowered and represented.

“Not everyone on IG had the perfect bod or the perfect life,” Jasmine continued, adding the hashtags: “#mumtum #bodypositivity #realbodies #reality #notpregnant #weightlossjourney #weightloss #weightgain #curves #progress.”

The television personality was then inundated with messages of support after sharing the body positive post.

“Well done Jasmine, very brave of you. You look great! It’s a shame it doesn’t feel right for you to post this,” Instagram user Lonerangerofficial wrote in the comments section of her post.

“I’m working on it both mentally and physically!” Jasmine replied.

“Hallelujah a normal female body. Thanks for sharing,” debbieellis01 added.

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Sharing a similar thought, user heljane76 wrote: “Beautiful. We are women, we are not perfect, but we are all amazing.”

“You are a beautiful women,” elisabethragnarsson added. “NO ONE should feel ashamed of their body, nor should you.

“Embrace yourself and remember what a huge inspiration you are for so many people! A true role model!

“You show us other the way how one should be as a human being with your warmth, empathy and kindness. That is something to be proud of!”(sic) the post continued.

Jasmine’s post comes less than a week after she revealed that someone had asked her if she was pregnant.

The TV star said she was initially “insulted” by the comment, but is trying to love and accept her body for what it is.

“I’ve spent my adult life putting on weight and losing it again. It’s boring after a while.

“The last time I lost weight, I thought I’d cracked it for good, but alas, it all went awry during lockdown,” she wrote online, in view of her 87,500 followers.

Jasmine went on to say that she is embarking on a new healthy lifestyle that involves self love and a more relaxed approach to dieting.

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