Kirstie Alley regretted showing off a bikini body on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2006

Kirstie Alley expressed regret at showing her body in a bikini during a 2006 talk show appearance.

Two years earlier, the actress, who died of cancer on Monday (December 5) at the age of 71, began her weight loss journey and joined Jenny Craig’s program as a spokesperson in 2004.

After successfully losing 75 pounds (32 kg) with the program, Alley continued That Oprah Winfrey Demonstrate to unveil her new character.

However, speak later Larry King live in 2010, the Look who’s talking The star called her bikini performance “so stupid.”

When asked why she made the reveal, she replied: “Let me tell you something very stupid about myself.

“That’s what I said when I did it: No one is allowed to take pictures. And I thought, well, there are no photos, so this will be the end. I go out, I go blah blah blah, and that’s the end of it,” Alley explained.

“All they have to do is take a still picture,” she confirmed. “I didn’t know this was going to be all over YouTube, it had millions of hits.”

(Larry King Live/ YouTube screenshot)

The late king went on to ask whose idea it was to have her strut around the stage in a two-piece swimsuit.

“Of course it wasn’t Oprah’s idea—she doesn’t have stupid ideas!” Alley replied. “It was my idea. I just thought if I could bring myself to come out of here in a bikini then I’d know I was free. And then I was like, ‘Oh my God! Now I have to live with it for the rest of my life.

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“I’ve made some mistakes in my life,” she added.

Alley has been vocal about her struggles with the weight and has often used her story to empower and inspire others on a similar path.

In one of her last TV appearances in April, Alley sang her heart from the US version of The Masked Singerbefore their elimination in the third round.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/kirstie-alley-death-oprah-winfrey-bikini-cheers-b2240936.html Kirstie Alley regretted showing off a bikini body on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2006

JOE HERNANDEZ

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