Nothing grabs a news headline like a failed celebrity weight-loss attempt.
Kirstie Alley (left) is well aware of this, as is Oprah (below left).
Our very own Magda Szubanski copped it nicely after her speculated failed weight loss journey joined the UK riots and a looming financial crisis as ground-breaking news on a recent Wednesday evening.
What is it about weight loss, or rather weight-loss struggles that interest us so much?
Is it that we revel in the fact that others, no matter how rich or well-known, too can struggle with the battle of the bulge, or simply that we are all so weight obsessed ...