Hours after her death Davina Mc Call, who hosted the reality show, led the tributes saying on Twitter: “Rest in peace Angie Dowds.
So, so sad.” The inquest at Eastbourne heard how Ms Dowds had been dependent on alcohol and diazepam at the time of her death.
You’ll be missed xx.” And fan Katy Bradbury referred to a quote from Ms Dowds’s own website.
trainer Angie Dowds has stepped down from her role on the show after telling her contestants to go on an extreme diet.
The weight-loss reality programme, which airs on ITV1 tonight, focuses on contestants shedding pounds through extensive exercise and eating healthy, normal meals.
The winner at the end of the series takes home £25,000.
However, Dowds opted to go against the healthy diet message and told her team of competitors to survive off fruit and nuts.
Ms Dowds, who lived in north London, and Ms Benson had met six months before her death.
Ms Benson, an administrator at a primary school, told the inquest that she had received various texts from Ms Dowds on the day she died stating she would kill herself.“The last text read ‘on your head be it’ and that’s when I knew she had done something.” Verdict: Suicide.A celebrity fitness trainer sent her girlfriend a text message reading “my heart is broken; my spirit is broken” before leaping to her death from Beachy Head.In a desperate message to Edwina Benson, the Canadian- born fitness instructor said her “heart was broken and her spirit was broken”.Another read: “On your head be it.” Walkers at the popular beauty spot watched in horror as Ms Dowds, 42, jogged towards the 530ft cliff edge before jumping off in November last year.The body of the award-winning personal trainer, who appeared alongside Davina Mc Call in ITV’s hit weight-loss show The Biggest Loser, was found at the foot of Beachy Head, near Eastbourne, East Sussex.