BBC Charlie Dimmock was labelled ‘braless one’ but ditched it for good reason

Ground Force icon Charlie Dimmock has revealed why she famously ditched her underwear.

The personality rose to fame in 1997 on the makeover programme alongside the likes of Alan Titchmarsh and Tommy Walsh.

On the BBC gardening show she was known, not just for her gardening skills but also for always going braless whilst partaking in the horticultural activity.

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Charlie was known often as 'the braless one' and even on her new show Garden Rescue, her nickname given to her by her new team was 'Horticultural Viagra'.

The 56-year-old TV personality is still widely remembered for her habit of not wearing a bra while gardening and she's now revealed the reason why.

She once told The Independant: "The TV presenter Esther Rantzen said to me, 'You’ll be labelled the braless one for the rest of your life',"

She added: "Even now, people will bring it up. It is very silly.

"It was always just for comfort. If you're swinging a sledgehammer, you want to be comfortable! People say, 'Why don't you wear a sports bra?' But those are not the comfiest things in the world."

This comes after the nature presenter hit out at trolls after she previously addressed her fluctuating weight gain.

Addressing the height of her fame in a new interview, she revealed: “I was never a sex symbol before, so how could I suddenly become one? It’s just a bit silly. I receive a few silly letters back then, like a marriage proposal from a farmer in Australia.”

It comes after she told The Sun about the impact of the negative comments she receives from fans on a regular basis.

Charlie went on: “It’s horribly unfair. If Alan Titchmarsh had developed a bit of a pot belly, no one would have turned a hair but because Charlie is a woman, she’s considered to be a fair target.”

In 2016, the gardening expert told The Independent: “I’ve always been up and down in my weight. I’ll never be slim or skinny, let’s put it like that.

“One season I'll be a size 14, then 18, but it’s something I've just accepted now. I’m at that age where I think, life is too short.”

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