Last month Jeanette Leach found herself doing something she never ever imagined – she appeared on ITV’s Daybreak talking about her 32JJ boobs.Jeanette and husband Steve were invited onto the show after her story appeared in the DAILY MIRROR through Featureworld. In that story she had told how she wanted a boob job but Steve did not. Here Jeanette tells why she decided to sell her story, what going on daytime TV was like and how she worried what others would think…
Why did you sell your story?
I decided to sell my story because I thought it might appeal to other women out there. I read a lot on the net about how women just like me struggle with large breasts.
What was your biggest worry?
I was very nervous to see how the story in the Daily Mirror would look and what feedback I would get. I am one of those people who worry what people think.
We had a photographer come to the house and take some pics before the article. I loved that – it was a great experience and we got a couple of lovely pics of myself, husband and my beautiful boys which I will keep forever. I was looking in the papers everyday for it as I was both nervous and excited. But I was wrong to worry. The article looked fab! It was a lot bigger than I thought but I felt like a celebrity for the day.
So how did you end up on the telly?
From selling our story we got to go on ITV’s Daybreak to talk about the issues in our article. The Producer saw the article in the Daily Mirror and contacted Alison to see if we would be interested in going on. Words cannot describe how nervous we both were but we enjoyed the run up to it. Steve and I got to stay in a lovely hotel in London, enjoyed a meal at the hotel and had a rare night away from the children. Again, I was so worried what people would say with me on the telly but so far it’s been good. I’d never have thought in a million years we would end up on telly – but it’s something Steve and I will be talking about for years and I hope it raised awareness.
The staff at Daybreak were all very nice and helpful and made me feel at ease. It went so fast but after I’d done it I wanted to do it all again! My only worry was whether I got what I wanted to say across because I talk a lot when I’m nervous. But the feedback has been very good and being in the limelight for five mins was great fun. I got my make up done and had a quick chat with some famous people and after the show Steve and I enjoyed the day in London. I’d never been to London before so got to look at a few famous landmarks.
What’s happened since?
From the article in the Daily Mirror a consultant come forward and is offering to help with a breast reduction operation. I have appointment to see him so fingers crossed I get my ultimate dream – a breast reduction operation that would change my life. This experience has made me realise there’s no stopping me to reach my potential in life whether that is work, or being the best wife and mother.
Would you recommend selling your story … and going on TV?
I would definitely recommend selling your story as it was a great experience. Alison is lovely to talk to and if you are worried about anything you know she’s only a phone call away, Alison has been very supportive and just very lovely throughout our journey. It’s been a magical experience that makes a change from the norm… and we can only hope there might be more to come.
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You might recall this story appeared via Featureworld in The Daily Mirror last week. In a nutshell, Jeanette wants to have her size 32JJ bosoms reduced while husband Steve loves them and doesn’t want her to go through with the op.
And on Sunday night the couple, who have two sons, made the trip to London to prepare for their TV debut – on ITV’s Daybreak sofa. After a relaxing evening at a nearby hotel, very early (!) they were picked up by a car laid on by ITV and driven to the Daybreak studios.
The subject about whether or not Jeanette should have this operation was discussed in front of millions of viewers.
Jeanette tells me: “Steve and I were incredibly nervous. We have never done anything like this before in our lives. But it was a fantastic experience – although our allotted time on the show flew by.”
As for whether Jeanette will have this op the situation is she still wants it and Steve still doesn’t want her to have it… But at least Jeanette now has some more choices of bra. Since the story appeared in the Daily Mirror, Panache, a leader in the D plus market (they go up to a K cup) has come forward to help Jeanette find some really pretty underwear. Their stunning range is sold through Debenhams, John Lewis and Bravissimo as well as online retailers such as Fig-Leaves.
Meanwhile, NHS Consultant Plastic Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Raj Ragoowansi, from Barts & The London NHS Trust has also come forward to give Jeanette some advice over whether or not having a reduction is right for her.
Read more about Jeanette and Steve’s story: Should I reduce my 32JJ breasts?
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Jeanette Leach and her husband Steve appeared in the DAILY MIRROR newspaper yesterday to discuss their real-life dilemma…
Mum of two Jeanette wants to have an operation to reduce her 32JJ boobs. But husband Steve loves her as she is…
* My boobs cause me backache and are uncomfortable.
* Finding clothes to fit is a nightmare – and I can’t even wear a T shirt because I can look indecent.
* I’m fed up of men talking to my chest all the time.
* I hate the ugly bras – I would love to be able to go without.
* I get too much attention and feel top heavy.
* Jen has a fantastic figure. Men call me a lucky guy and many women would pay for a figure like that.
* Jen’s boobs define her. She’s always been known as ‘Jen Big Boobs’ – she has a big bubbly personality to match. I worry she might lose some of her personality.
* The operation is costly and it is major surgery which is not without risks. I’ve read some awful stories. What if something goes terribly wrong?
* Jen is happy with our two sons but I would love us to have another baby – perhaps a little girl – and I know she won’t want another if she has this op.
* Jen will miss all the attention her boobs get her. She will blend in with everyone else and I think she might ultimately regret it.
Jen says: “Steve and I were delighted with the story in the Daily Mirror – I couldn’t believe how big it was when we opened the paper – but we were thrilled with the write up and the photos. However, it hasn’t helped us decide what I should do!”
At Featureworld HQ a quick poll revealed unsurprisingly perhaps that the women think Jeanette should go ahead – but the men think she should stay as she is.
What do you think? Do leave your comments and suggestion and if you’ve had a boob job, your experience would be great.
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