Big Brother star Chanelle Hayes strips to bikini on Loose Women

Published Tuesday, May 31 2016, 21:51 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Former Big Brother star Chanelle Hayes took the plunge and stripped down to her bikini during today's Loose Women.

Chanelle, who starred in the 2007 series of BB, is now a size 16 and decided to show the panelists, live studio audience and viewers at home just how proud she is of her natural curves.

Chanelle Hayes appears on Loose Women in a bikini - 31 May 2016

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Wearing a bright cerise two-piece under a white dressing gown, the 28-year-old mum-of-one walked onto the set holding a life-size cutout of herself aged 19.

Before revealing her body, Chanelle explained that she is much happier being a size 16, as she has been constantly miserable and on a diet in the past. In fact, Chanelle said she was previously "very close" to having an eating disorder.

"I was so miserable, all I wanted was a burger. I was always in a bad mood," she said.

"I am a lot happier now, I have a healthier approach to eating. I can have a coffee and cake at soft play with other mums and not feel guilty. I used to take a Tuppaware box with grilled chicken."

Chanelle Hayes appears on Loose Women in a bikini - 31 May 2016

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Chanelle Hayes appears on Loose Women in a bikini - 31 May 2016

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She added: "I work out a lot, I don't just sit there and shove a pizza in my face."

However, when Janet Street Porter asked Chanelle whether her being bigger was part of a long-term plan to release a fitness DVD, she admitted she would lose weight for this reason "if the money was right" and providing the diet was a healthy one, "not by only eating 500 calories a day".

Following an advert break, Chanelle removed her dressing gown and walked through the audience, modelling her bikini. Panelist Katie Price seemed particularly impressed, saying: "Your belly is quite flat. You've not got any rolls there!"

Following her appearance on the ITV1 show, Chanelle - whose son Blakely was backstage, tweeted: "Thanks so much @loosewomen for having us on the show earlier. Had a fab time see you all soon xx."

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