Fan goes on diet for Stargate costume
> SCI-FI superfan Claire Cowan lost three stone – thanks to her favourite TV show Stargate. The 45-year-old paid ¬£660 for a costume worn by actress Amanda Tapping as Colonel Samantha Carter but couldn’t fit into it. So she vowed to get in shape, set up her exercise bike in front of the telly and worked out while watching box sets of the longrunning space series. The girl geek went from 13¬_ to 10¬_ stone.