Meet Britain’s new fattest woman – who weighs 40 stone and is so big that she has not left her house in four years. Brenda Flanagan-Davies, 43, has never once sat in her taxpayer-funded living room because it takes too much effort for her to walk there from bed. Once as heavy as 45 stone,Brenda is now the heaviest women in the UK following the death of 45-stone Sharon Mevsimler in 2010.
The former shop assistant, from Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, eats more than 6,000 calories per day – including nine chocolate bars and three litres of fizzy drinks.
Brenda is virtually bed-bound by her extreme girth and is so addicted to food she even has a fridge next to her reinforced bed crammed full of chocolates and soda.
Now after years of being confined to her tiny bungalow, Brenda is begging for help after doctors warned her ‘lose weight or die.’
She said: ‘I spend my life in bed – that’s not a life. I have tried countless diets but I can’t stop eating. I can’t walk 20 feet to my shower without getting out of breath.
In fact she has not left the house since a doctor’s appointment four years ago.
She said: ‘I struggled to get in and out of the car to get to the doctors and when I was there I was terrified of sitting down in case I broke a chair. I had to stand up and it was totally humiliating with everyone staring.
‘People looked at me like I was a freak. They didn’t see a person, they saw a massive blob they didn’t think had any feelings.
Amazingly, Brenda insists that is healthier than what she used to eat before – causing her to be her heaviest weight of 45 stone in 2006.
Growing up with two average-sized parents and two slim brothers and a sister, Brenda always felt like the black sheep.
By the time she was eight Brenda weighed seven stone – the average for a 13-year-old.