It will be much better for everyone in the long run." Before he died in March, unemployed Mr Martin admitted much of the weight had come from eating huge amounts of super-cheap fast food.
He would gorge on 20,000 calories a day - almost 10 times the recommended amount - having six-egg fry-ups for breakfast then pizzas, kebabs, Chinese takeaways and Big Macs for lunch and dinner all washed down with six pints of coffee and two litres of fizzy drinks.
They need to learn early about physical activity and a healthy diet.
"People need access to gyms and outdoor spaces where they can walk and play while feeling safe.
Such has been the enormous popularity of his Great British and Great Continental Railway Journeys series that the once Tory hardman and Cabinet minister has created an entirely new public image for himself.Where it takes me I don't know, but it's going to be fun finding out." But just a month later he was dead.Prior to the weight-loss surgery, Mr Martin recorded a video message to his family in case he didn't survive.As we approach a vote on the UK's membership of the European Union, we look at what 50 writers, actors, historians, artists and comedians have said about Europe and its nations.There is the politician-turned-presenter relaxed in some polished-wood carriage, hair coiffed, clothes all stripes and pastel shades like deckchairs arranged on Brighton beach.