Fears are growing over the health of The Fat Controller after he was spotted in public looking ‘frail and emaciated.’

Close friends of Sir Topham Hatt have been concerned for a while due to the stressful nature of his high-profile position in control of an entire island’s railway.

One source said, ‘He used to be so jolly and fun to be around, but it’s clear that the pressure has got to him.’

‘He just keeps talking absolute nonsense and sneering a lot at people.’

‘His new choice of eyewear makes him look like he should be in charge of some kind of prisoner internment camp as well.’