Operation Transformation leader to take break from show

We are only week three into the current series of Operation Transformation but unfortunately one of the leaders has had to take a break for health reasons.

44-year-old Dubliner Dan Kennedy is currently in hospital where he is being treated for severe colitis. Those of you watching last week will have seen that Dan's target for the week was to simply get well again, after he admitted to suffering from cramps and passing blood. He was advised to rest up while the issue was investigated by medics, and now it's emerged that he will have to take a break from the show due to the diagnosis.

As a result, Dan will not be following the Operation Transformation plan this week and did not take part in this week’s weigh-in, weekly challenge or parkrun.

Operation Transformation expert Dr Ciara Kelly said: “Dan is currently in hospital being treated for severe colitis. He is being monitored and is receiving all the treatment and care that he needs. This is a condition that pre-existed his involvement in Operation Transformation which Dan was unaware of. Dan has shown immense leadership qualities during this time, showing huge concern for his followers. We would like to wish him a speedy recovery”.

Dan Kennedy said: “I am really disappointed to have to step back from Operation Transformation this week but I am really hopeful that, all going well, I will be back soon. I would definitely recommend to anyone who has any niggling worries to not be afraid to go to their doctor and get it sorted. I also encourage anyone following my plan to keep going and thank you for all your support”.


Dan lost an incredible 12 1/2lbs in his first weigh-in last week, so fingers crossed he will be back in action again soon to continue on his transformation.

Although no doubt that mammy of his will have him back to health in no time!

Catch Operation Transformation on RTE1 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8.30pm.

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