Jessica Simpson in bid to shed to flab before appearing on new chat show

Updated: Aug 30, 2012, 10:15 AM IST

London: Jessica Simpson is said to be racing against time in a bid to shed her post pregnancy weight before she makes her debut TV appearance on September 11.

The singer will appear on the first episode of Katie Couric`s new primetime chat show and will discuss about the challenges such as losing her baby weight, getting past nasty rumours and balancing a baby and a career.

According the Hollywood Reporter, Simpson, who signed a deal with Weight Watchers, has a lot riding on her ability to shed the estimated 70lbs that she gained before her daughter Maxwell’s birth on May 1, the Daily Mail reported.

Her contract requires a 20-30 pound loss by the end of August and she is sticking religiously to the Weight Watchers plan.

The 32-year-old has set herself the goal of reaching 130lbs and if she doesn’t come through, she won’t be paid a 4 million dollars signing bonus.