Katherine Lynch has spoken candidly about coping with her father’s tragic death and how she has sought inspiration for Operation Transformation from tough times in her life.
We saw a softer side to the comedian in last night’s episode of Operation Transformation, which saw her take to the scales along with celebrity lawyer Gerald Kean, funnyman Karl Spain, RTÉ Radio 1 reporter Brenda Donohue and Midday presenter Elaine Crowley to see if their intense week of training and healthy eating paid off.
Katherine spoke openly to the cameras and admitted that although she’s in the right headspace for the show at the moment, a few years ago she wouldn’t have been able for it.
“The death of my father is one of the biggest things I’ve ever had to go through in my life,” she explained.
“Three days after he died I had to go out on stage in Vicar St. and act as if nothing was wrong with me. So I went that’s it, I can’t do anymore of this. I need to get off this mad ferris wheel and take time out for Katherine Lynch. I’m only feeling better now and it was five years ago. I would never have been able to do this four years ago or even three years ago but I feel strong enough to do it now. ”
When Katherine took to scales later in the show, it was revealed that she lost a massive 8.5 lbs – and she was absolutely delighted!
“I’m thrilled, really thrilled!” she exclaimed.
The funny woman went on to say that although she’s mainly taking part in this life changing show for herself, she’s also doing it for her nearest and dearest.
“I’m doing this for me first so that I can hang around the people I love longer,” she said.
“I really love my small town and the people in it and my family. When you’re from a small town, you see a lot of people come and go and that’s really difficult because I am a child who has been raised by their village. We do all have a responsibility to each other to stay healthy.”
Well done, Katherine!