Britain’s most jealous woman Debbi Wood to have gastric band on NHS…
Britain’s most jealous woman who forces her husband to take a lie detector test to check he is being faithful is now having a gastric band operation on the NHS to ensure he does not stray.
Debbi Wood, who weighs 21 stone, hit headlines last year after admitting that she forces her husband Steve to take the test whenever he goes out, in a bid to curb her extreme jealousy.
The 43-year-old, from Leicester, also checks his phone, e-mail accounts and bank statements and even bans him from watching TV shows featuring Holly Willoughby and Anne Robinson, who she suspects he fancies
Mrs Wood’s jealousy is caused by Othello Syndrome, a psychiatric disorder which causes sufferers to believe their partners have been unfaithful, even without evidence.
Now the size 24 mother-of-two wants the Gastric Band NHS £2,500 taxpayer-funded gastric band operation so she can lose ten stone and be less anxious about her 32-year-old husband cheating.
Mrs Wood, who does not work, said she would have paid for the Gastric Band Cost operation herself, but cannot meet the NHS Gastric Band Criteria or afford to have the surgery privately.
She told The Sun: ‘I think he will be less likely to run away with someone else if he has a slim and pretty wife at home.’
Mr Wood, 32, is now a full-time carer for his wife, who is unable to work due to back pain associated with her weight.
Together, the pair receive almost £1,500 per month in benefits, including income support, carer’s allowance and disability and housing allowance.
Mrs Wood said she cannot exercise because of her size but is ‘really careful’ about what she eats.
She said the pair occasionally ‘treat themselves at the chippy’ but that she has not had a McDonald’s Big Mac for five years