Jodie Kidd has been ditched by her model agency after she gained too much weight.

The supermodel reportedly lost several high profile contracts after her love for high calorie treats caused her to pile on the pounds.

A source said: "She wasn't looking after herself and piled on weight by eating junk food. It was proving hard to get her any work at all."

The blonde beauty - who was represented by Independent for most of her career - lost a £250,000 Marks and Spencer contract after allegedly being caught selling cocaine to an undercover reporter last year.

However, while Jodie's model rival Kate Moss managed to turn her career around following a similar drug-related scandal in 2005, Jodie has been less fortunate.

The source added: "Jodie was a bit arrogant and thought a drugs scandal would be as beneficial for her as it was for Kate Moss. But the fact is that Jodie isn't in the same league as Kate."

Independent confirmed: "We're not representing Jodie any more. She is not modelling at the moment and wants to do more TV presenting."