DAWN French has condemned scammers utilizing her picture to flog slimming capsules as harmful and exploitative.
The Vicar of Dibley star hit out after her face was utilized in social media advertisements for controversial ketone tablets.
The tablets, costing between £20 and £30, are billed because the UK’s strongest legal fat-burner — regardless of no supporting proof from nutritionists or scientists.
Multi-Bafta-winner Dawn, 63, advised The Sun: “I believe this is perhaps the fifth time I’ve needed to shut down these s****y scoundrels — utilizing my title illegally to promote their crappy tablets. It infuriates me. It’s a complete rip-off.
“What a smelly option to exploit trusting folks who may properly already be in a pickle with their shallowness.
“I can’t stand that I’m related in any means — and none of us know what really is in these tablets.
“So a lot harm might be finished. It’s actually harmful.”
Dawn, at the moment recording the audiobook of her newest novel, has beforehand spoken about dropping seven stone.
However, after shedding the load via wholesome consuming and train in 2014, she made it clear she didn’t wish to turn into a poster lady for weight-reduction plan.
But the advertisements for Diet Keto Pills counsel Dawn’s “magical transformation” was all the way down to the “right combination of low carbohydrates and extreme fats” discovered within the keto tablets.
The ketogenic diet — made popular by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Kim Kardashian and Halle Berry — came from a high-fat, medium-protein, low-carb regimen used to treat children with epilepsy.
Holly Willoughby, Cheryl Tweedy and Susanna Reid are among stars who have previously been targeted by diet pill scammers.
Nutritionists say the tablets encourage impressionable children to develop consuming problems.