Chantelle Houghton is the latest celebrity to join the fitness DVD ranks as she launches Chantelle's Boot Camp Workout

Traditionally every December, a host of celebrities bring out fitness DVDs in a bid to top the Christmas charts.

But, instead of renowned fitness gurus such as Jane Fonda and Tracy Anderson imparting their knowledge on the willing public, there have now been a steady stream of much more unlikely stars such as Clare Nasir and Kerry Katona hoping to have the same effect.

And the latest celebrity to give it a shot is former Big Brother star Chantelle Houghton, who is hoping to inspire fans with her 'fun, easy and effective' Bootcamp workout.

The new fitness guru? Chantelle Houghton is preparing to launch her own fitness DVD, Chantelle's Bootcamp Workout

The new fitness guru? Chantelle Houghton is preparing to launch her own fitness DVD, Chantelle's Boot Camp Workout

The 27-year-old star, who found renewed fame on Ultimate Big Brother earlier this year, says she has dropped two dress sizes by sticking to the diet and exercise rules she learned during her two weeks at the No1 Boot Camp in Norfolk.

She wrote on Twitter earlier this week: 'So excited for the 27th dec when my fitness DVD comes out! Still working out hard! But can't beat my bootcamp regime...it really works! X'

Chantelle then tweeted an eager fan that her plan 'really works', writing: 'It;s really simple and easy! Use it 3 times a week or more and u will defo see results! Good luck  X'

In preparation: Chantelle worked hard at the No 1 Boot Camp in Norfolk earlier this year
In preparation: Chantelle worked hard at the No 1 Boot Camp in Norfolk earlier this year

In preparation: Chantelle worked hard at the No 1 Boot Camp in Norfolk earlier this year

It's all worth it! Chantelle lost a stone on the hardcore boot camp plan

It's all worth it! Chantelle lost a stone on the hardcore boot camp plan

Chantelle isn't the only celebrity fan of the hardcore exercise plan - as Kerry Katona and Sophie Anderton also signed up for the workout break earlier this year.

During her fortnight at the camp, Chantelle went for 6.30am runs and did squats, weights, press-ups and sit-ups in her military-style programme, and ended up losing a stone and regaining her lithe size 10 figure.

She said at the time: 'It’s been the hardest two weeks, but the results are amazing. At one point, I was really struggling during an 11-mile walk and felt like crying, but I had to just get on with it.'

Posing queen: Chantelle posted this picture of herself on the set of her DVD

Posing queen: Chantelle posted this picture of herself on the set of her DVD

However, many fitness fans will no doubt be asking if the TV star is actually qualifed to lead the public on her own workout plan.

Since her now infamous entrance on to the celebrity circuit when she entered the Big Brother house in 2006 as a 'fake' celebrity, Chantelle has won over the public with her Essex girl attitude and often daft comments.

But, after a failed marriage to fellow Celebrity Big Brother star Preston, Chantelle spent years out of the spotlight before returning to the famous house in Ultimate Big Brother.

Svelte: Chantelle shows off her slim new figure in an advert for underwear company La Senza

Svelte: Chantelle shows off her slim new figure in an advert for underwear company La Senza

And it was in Ultimate Big Brother that Chantelle reminded the public exactly why they fell in love with her in the first place.

Chantelle came in third place, behind Nikki Grahame and eventual winner Brian Dowling.

● Chantelle's Bootcamp Workout will be released on December 27.

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