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Post: 21 May 2010 in: TV, Film & Stage
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Growth hormone deficiency which halts those to the sizes of Lilliputians is a fairly recognised disability. Making sufferers prime targets for bullying stunted growth little squirts don't tend to cause too much hassle and if you wish you can choose to ignore them.

The thing is, what happens when the deformedly is reversed? Instead of little Ronnie Corbett midgets there is a condition which causes the body to grow at a considerable rate, this is known as Acromegaly.

It's a rare disability which produces excessive amounts of growth hormone which turns sufferers as ideal candidates for pantos - Such as Jack and the Beanstalk and adoptions of Roald Dahl's BFG.

As ever, Channel 4 jumped at the chance to air a documentary about this freakish condition and in a couple of week’s time you can follow the extraordinary life of Thirty-one-year-old Tanya Angus.

Tanya is freak-of-nature height of 6 foot, 6 inches and is still growing; she is the world’s only misfit who can't stop growing causing her great discomfort and probably Top Shop's ideal customer!

The documentary follows her attempt to find a way to cure her condition, visiting a leading specialist in the vain attempt to find a solution.

On the show itself Tanya seems to be a very intelligent and focus young lady, which is incredible if you think about it - as she always has her head in the clouds!!

I'm Turning Into a Giant is on Channel 4, 1st June at 10pm.

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