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Keep Fit With Eileen Fowler

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Eileen Fowler was already in her late 40s when she became one of the most famous faces on British television as queen of the tummy-tighteners.

After her first keep-fit programme in 1954, the BBC was swamped with no fewer than 10,000 letters as women tried to work off the extra food they were able to eat following the end of rationing.

Eileen was awarded the MBE in 1975 and was a founder member of the Keep Fit Association. At the age of 83 she was still conducting two keep-fit classes a week at Frinton Lawn Tennis Club on the Essex coast.

Eileen passed away on 7 March 2000 in Colchester, Essex. She was 93.