TV date for Doncaster man left with excess skin after 17 stone weight loss

Jacob Horner
Jacob Horner

A Doncaster man left with masses of excess skin after losing a whopping 17 stones will go on television tomorrow night to tell his story.

Jacob Horner, 20, will appear in the latest episode of Channel 5 show Botched Up Bodies, which explores people dealing with various health conditions.

Jacob weighed 28 stone when he was just 16.

With a mixture of dieting and exercise he lost a staggering 17 stone.

However the dramatic weight loss left him with a mass of excess skin. Due to his BMI being too high he was unable to get help to remove the skin on the NHS.

Jacob became a hermit and dropped out of college.

In the programme, which goes out on Channel 5 at 10pm on Thursday, viewers will see how Jacob wants to get the excess skin removed so that he can get on with his life and hopefully find love.