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THE nation's favourite fashionistas Trinny and Susannah drop into Tyneside today on a quest to find out more about the Great British Body.

The pair will be at The Sage Gateshead from noon, looking for as many volunteers as possible to talk about their attitudes towards their bodies and take part in DNA tests run by population geneticist Dr Jim Wilson, of Edinburgh University, to discover whether the FT0 fat gene is more prominent in different parts of the country or even hereditary.

They will also be stopping at Birmingham and Brighton this month as part of the roadshow, which will have a team on hand to weigh and measure participants, as well as explain how Britain's body shape has altered over the years and continues to do so.

The most inspirational man and woman they meet during their tour for ITV will have a 50ft sculpture created in their honour for the event's finale at the end of the month. The sculpture will be based on work by artist Spencer Tunick and made up entirely of naked people.

The body audit will be open from 10.30am until 5pm. Anyone over 18 is welcome to join in, with no registration required beforehand.


TESTING TIME Trinny and Susannah are inviting people to take DNA tests.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Apr 12, 2008
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