Alison Hammond had the perfect response to Cliff Richard 'fat shaming'

had the perfect response after Cliff Richard fat-shamed another celebrity on This Morning.

Fatphobia and fat shaming are unfortunately common, but people are becoming better at .

On ITV’s daytime breakfast programme This Morning, presenter Hammond was forced to call out fat-shaming comments made by Richard live on air during an anecdote about fellow singer Elvis Presley.

The awkward moment came when Richard explained he had the opportunity to meet and have a picture taken with the iconic rock and roll performer shortly before he died. Richard explained he declined the photo because Elvis had “put on a lot of weight”.

Richard continued: “I thought, ‘if I’m having a photograph taken with [Elvis] and it’s going to be hanging on my refrigerator, he’s got to look good’. And I put it off and, of course, then he died.”

Hammond clapped back instantly, saying: “You should never have put it off just because they’re a little bit heavier.”