Belfast Telegraph

Actress Lisa Riley calls for more 'realistic' nurses on TV

Lisa Riley has called for more "overweight" people to be used portraying nurses and midwives on television, because she does not believe current depictions are true to life.

The former Emmerdale star, who has lost 12 stone in weight over the past two years, said that while she thinks the industry is improving in its representation of larger people, there is still work to be done.

Riley told the Radio Times magazine: "I'd still love to see an overweight nurse or midwife on telly.

"Because trust me, when I spent time in hospital, there was not a single size-six nurse, and that is not what's being portrayed in medical dramas."

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