Lisa Riley showed off her trim figure on Loose Women and viewers watching could not believe how good she looks.
The ex Emmerdale actress, who played Mandy Dingle, has lost eight stone and dropped from a size 30 to a size 16 following 10 months of hard work.
The 39-year-old looks so different now that Loose Women panellist Ruth Langsford accidentally walked past her.
Lisa Riley showcases her new slimmer figure (Rex/Shutterstock)
Lisa told the ITV show that she hadn’t undergone a gastric bypass operation or jumped on any fad diets. She said weight loss diets that were in vogue had not worked for her.
“I would like to stress that I don’t believe in fad diets or anything like that. I don’t believe in diets where you’re allowed to cheat. If you’re going to do something, do it properly.”
She added: “I lost the weight the sensible way.”
Lisa Riley showcases her new figure (Rex/Shutterstock)
The Bury-born star has changed her lifestyle, with more exercise and a focus on her health. Lisa has stopped snacking and she has also cut down on her food portions and cut out alcohol altogether.
“To be honest, it’s still hard to see my reflection because I look so different,” she said. “It’s insane when I look back at old photos. I am so proud of what I’ve achieved – but I needed to do it. I am so happy now.”
Lisa Riley in 2014 (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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At her heaviest, the former Strictly Come Dancing contestant had been viewed as a poster girl and role model for plus-size women. When asked about this by the panel she said she would always be curvy.
“I hope I still am a poster girl. I’m never going to be Kate Moss.”
Stunned viewers who saw the show posted their thoughts on Twitter.
Yaaassss come through Lisa Riley!
— L. (@jones1lorretta) April 28, 2016
Congratulations Lisa Riley
— ThomasBrackley (@Thomas_Brackley) April 29, 2016
Lisa Riley aka Mandy Dingle has lost an amazing 8 stone.
Fair play. pic.twitter.com/3gNLGymGix
— #BoxingHeads (@DavyTrengove) April 28, 2016
Holy Moly check out Lisa Riley she looks a different person! pic.twitter.com/cDc66xNn04
— Big Brother Xtra (@bigbrotherxtra) April 28, 2016
Lisa Riley looks absolutely incredible #weightloss
— Heidi Marie (@heidimarie1901) April 28, 2016
#Weightloss Lisa Riley Shows Off Her Amazing Eight Stone Weight Loss
— Dr. Brandon (@MyGood_Health1) April 28, 2016