TLC has done it again — it’s come up with another show that we know we won’t be able to stop watching!
work that has brought us some of our favorite guilty pleasure shows has introduced their latest series, Big & Little, which takes fans inside the struggles of little people struggling with obesity.
The special — which debuted last night — introduced fans to Chuck Love, who explains that he’s “wider than he is tall,” as he has a 42-inch stature and a 52-inch waist.
“I used to go to a dwarf specialist as a kid,” the New Jersey native tells the cameras. “He always said, ‘You’ve got to watch your weight. You’re going to have hip problems, you’re going to have knee problems, ankles.’ When you’re a kid, you’re like, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah,’ and now it’s a reality.”
The show helped connect Chuck with Allison Warrell, a little person who was able to not only able to lose the weight she once struggled with, but turned her life around to become a bodybuilder.
“Allison had the same issues I had, which impressed me,” Chuck explained in an interview with People. “Working with a little person trainer, I learned so many exercises I didn’t know I could do. It changed my life.”
Chuck explained how he was determined to make a change when his weight starting to affect his relationships.
“I put on so much weight that I could barely walk up the street without being tired. I lost my social life. I was a recluse for a few years,” he explained. “I couldn’t even bend over to tie my shoes. My waist was bigger ‘round than I am tall. I was looking forward to getting my life back to normal and going out and being social. I’m in my early 30s, and I want to eventually settle down and have a wife and kids and a family. Being as overweight as I was, I wasn’t accomplishing anything. I wasn’t working. I wanted to get back to what I used to be.”
Part 2 of Big & Little airs on TLC on May 31 at 10 p.m. EST.