|Eat Yourself Slender|
|Series 08, Episode 04|
|Air Date||3 February 2012|
|Mark(s)||Dr Dean & Dr Dana Deville|
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Eat Yourself Slender refers to the fourth episode of eighth series which was first broadcast on the BBC for the first time on 3 February 2012.
When the grifters’ friend, Carol (played by Jodie Prenger), suffers a heart attack, the gang discover she’s been the victim of a sham diet plan run by American fraudsters Dr Dean Deville (John Barrowman) and his wife, Dana (played by Raquel Cassidy).
Determined to put the corrupt fraudsters through their paces, Mickey hatches a weight-loss scam to sell them a miraculous diet pill, but knows they'll first need to gain their trust with an elaborate convincer. He lures the couple in by claiming he can steal a much-desired Faberge egg while Ash, dressed in a fat suit, speedily loses weight.
The Devilles are intrigued by the weight loss and Ash lets slip that he's been taking a stolen diet drug. The team convince Dean and Dana to steal the formula from a pharmaceutical lab but it’s a risky endeavour. When Sean is arrested for stealing the egg, have the grifters gone too far this time?
Note: In repeats of this episode, a sub-plot involving Eddie and Carol's blossoming romance is omitted.