The owner of a gym has defended a controversial billboard poster advertising his business after it was vandalised.

The advert, for The PT Factory in Denton in Tameside, bears the message: “Tired of being fat & ugly? Now just be ugly!”

Ollie Lawrence, who owns the gym, said it was intended as a “light-hearted joke” when it was erected on 5 December.

Although he has received a handful of complaints since it appeared on Stockport Road, he said most people had reacted positively. Read more on…itv