Operation Transformation: Gerry take part! Telly gold awaits you

By Aisling | January 26 2010 | 31 Comments

Operation Transformation is back – and it’s bigger than ever, according to RTE anyway. Pun intended I think.

As the level of obesity in Ireland rises, a hell of a lot of us need to have a bit of a life overhaul in the health department. And so many people are glued to this program as Gerry Ryan and his team aim to transform selected members of the public from unhealthy and overweight to healthy and svelte. They’re coached, put on diets and supported by experts to get to their healthy weight. And in a clever twist this year they have two of the most unhealthy (and loudmouthed) groups in society taking part – taxi drivers and politicians. Well known for their lardy ways, it’s fun seeing this one play out.

We reviewed it last year and reckoned we liked it – but we wanted Gerry to stop saying “wunt” instead of “want”. We still wunt that to happen but how and ever.

I personally think they would shoot the viewing figures into the stratosphere if Gerry himself would take part – but what do you think?


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31 Replies to "Operation Transformation: Gerry take part! Telly gold awaits you"

  • sweetie says:

    Never ever seen it, so can’t say… In all those shows are a bit … not really depressing, but a bit sad for sure… Have anyone seen My Ugly Best Friend on TV? Was watching one episode, my bf was going mental giving out about the ‘pretty’ friend, which was a bit funny to watch, but all in all it was a bit sad, specially when at the end the ‘pretty’ one was ranting about her friend not making enough effort to look better, just cause she said no to lipo. WTF, who wants friends like that?? Wanted to give the ‘ugly’ friend a big hug for all her efforts :)

  • chivas says:

    Can you imagine your best friend saying to you “Do you know what you’d be perfect for…my ugly best friend! We’d be great on the tele, especially me cos I’m the pretty one!”

  • daiseeboo says:

    Gerry Ryan IRRITATES me. Gets right under my skin with his big booming voice and his big booming belly to match. Think it’s a bit rich having an over weight person heading up this show who is not doing something about their own health and food choices. I am not saying that there should be a stick insect presenting but definitely someone who promotes healthy living. Imagine the poor feckers standing on the scales and mutton head there tut tutting behind them if the results are not up to scratch.

  • sweetie says:

    chivas, that’s what I thought! Imagine your bestie doing that – would you be friends at all? I’m all for telling my friends if the outfit doesn’t do them any justice – after all, who else if not the closest ones will tell you that, but declaring – oh, I think you’re ugly, that’s a step too far. And that only episode I saw, IMO, the ‘pretty’ one turned all sour when she saw the end result, she had ‘Damn, now I won’t look as good next to her’ written on her face ;)

  • Babaduck says:

    Jaysis – can you imagine the sight of G Ryan in his speedos on national telly showing off his moobs… VOMIT!!!

  • Twinkletoes says:

    LOVE that pic of Gerry you picked Aphrodite!

    Yeah, get G Ryan on there. I would watch that for sure.

  • Anneml says:

    Chivas, just imagine! How could you even be on speaking terms with someone who described you as their “Ugly Best Friend”? They are really only your friend out of pity!

    Gerry Ryan annoys me and he obviously has NO sense of irony if he is going around dishing out diet advice!

  • baby in a corner says:

    i dunno about these shows in Ireland, I feel sorry for the people who feel the need to tell their whole life stories on TV, you just know everyone will be talking about them in the corner shop the next day. Especially when they tell details about how ugly they feel and how they no self esteem.

  • Hermione says:

    I absolutely can’t stand G Ryan and for that reason, I always avoid Op Transform. I think he’s a spoofer and a hypocrite (the size of him, ffs!). However, I am a sucker for a diet/ foodie show and I’ve totally been sucked into OT this year.

    Nothing would boost their ratings like getting G Ryan to do it himself. Watching him try to run would be hilarious!

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