Louis Theroux: Talking to Anorexia was first released in October 2017.
The investigative feature film saw Louis embed himself in two of London’s biggest adult eating-disorder treatment facilities: St Ann’s Hospital and Vincent Square Clinic.
One year later, the documentary is being replayed on BBC2, airing at 9:45 pm on Sunday, October 21st.
Here, we take a look at the inspirational stories from some of the documentaries characters – in particular, Rosie – to show just how far she has come.
A VERY big thank you to all the patients and clinicians who took part in tonight’s #TalkingToAnorexia.
— Louis Theroux (@louistheroux) October 29, 2017
Talking to Anorexia: Rosie
In the one-hour documentary, Louis caught up with Rosie, who had temporarily lost her sight and hearing after embarking on a crash starvation regime the previous October (2016).
Rosie told Louis:
The illness started in October of last year and it got to Christmas but I was still in denial about how much I was losing – my family were saying they could see how much I was losing and in February it went crashing down.
I lost all physical movement, I was crawling up the stairs I was having to get my dad to carry me up the stairs, I lost my eyesight and my hearing. If I didn’t come in that day I could have died of cardiac arrest.
Two years on, Rosie looks to have turned her life around for good.
She uploaded a picture onto her Instagram displaying her dramatic weight gain in July 2017.
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Today the day I finally can say I have officially been discharged from hospital and what an emotional and life changing these 5 months have been I can't thank all the support I've had from my friends and family no one said it was gonna be easy but overall it's been something that I can honestly say it's saved my life I can only look forward from here and keep on working on a full recovery just feels good to be finally home where I belong Came in at a weight of 5st4 a Bmi of 12 and Coming out at a weight of 7st4 bmi of 16.6 super proud of what I've achieved ❤️
The caption added:
Came in at a weight of 5 stone 4 and coming out a weight of 7 stone 4.
Since then, it appears that Rosie has continued her phenomenal turnaround and continued to build on her impressive physique.
Rosie is in phenomenal shape with a beaming smile matching her glowing health.
A key to Rosie’s weight gain has been her new-found love of the gym.
Her Instagram stories are full of workout routines.
One post read:
As a girl, I struggle massively with body confidence – but learning to embrace my body and all my imperfections.
Louis Theroux: Talking to Anorexia Watch Online
You can catch up with Louis Theroux: Talking to Anorexia online via the official BBC Media player.
Simply head over to bbc.co.uk and search ‘Louis Theroux’.
Here, there are a huge selection of Louis Theroux documentaries, from 1998-2018.
The full Talking to Anorexia episode available to watch for free for U.K viewers.