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Oprah Winfrey's motivational Weight Watchers campaign

Published 29/12/2015

Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey has spoken about her battle to lose weight and keep it off in a new advert for WeightWatchers.

Oprah Winfrey is encouraging women not to get "buried" in the weight they carry as part of her role as WeightWatchers' new spokesperson.

The legendary chat show queen and actress has fought her own battle with her weight for many years, yo-yoing between 237 pounds at her heaviest in the early 90s, and 160 pounds in 2005.

Now, as a WeightWatchers spokesperson, the 61-year-old is encouraging women not to lose heart if they have tried and failed to achieve their weight loss goals.

"Inside every overweight woman is a woman she knows she can be," Oprah said in her new commercial. "Many times you look in the mirror and you don't even recognise your own self because you got lost - buried - in the weight that you carry.

"Nothing you've ever been through is wasted, so every time I tried and failed, every time I tried again, and every time I tried again, has brought me to this most powerful moment to say, 'If not now, when?' I feel that way, and I know millions of other people feel that way. Are you ready? Let's do this together."

Her first ad debuted over Christmas and is now available to everyone looking for a little motivation to lose the weight they packed on over the holidays on YouTube.com.

In the launch commercial, Oprah used flashback footage of her past weightloss efforts and urged fans to join her in her latest slimming challenge.

The star showed off a 15 pound weightloss during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in October (15), having started her new plan in August.

Her appearance on the show followed the announcement the mogul had purchased a 10 per cent stake of the company's shares.

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