American Idol judge Randy Jackson is launching a new gym for overweight children.

Jackson, who has shed the pounds after undergoing gastric bypass surgery, hopes the RANDY JACKSON CHILDHOOD OBESITY FOUNDATION will encourage more rotund youngsters to exercise.

He says of the charity, "It's for overweight kids who can't go to gyms because you have to be at least 16 to go to a gym. We're starting a gym of our own and we're starting a whole program, so I'm really excited about that."

18/01/2005 09:14