Chantelle Houghton shows off a fuller figure as she slips into barely-there sports bra with low-cut leggings while heading to Essex gym

She has been been candid with her battle against the bulge. 

And Chantelle Houghton appears to be taking on her woes head on as she was seen heading to her local fitness emporium in her native Essex last week.

The 33-year-old Celebrity Big Brother star bravely slipped into a barely-there sports bra paired with low skimming workout leggings and bold orange trainers. 

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Boxing it out: Chantelle Houghton appears to be taking on her woes head first as she was seen heading to her local fitness emporium in her native Essex last week

Boxing it out: Chantelle Houghton appears to be taking on her woes head first as she was seen heading to her local fitness emporium in her native Essex last week

Chantelle appeared determined as she headed into the gym in her Nike workout gear with her surgically enhanced chest kept secure beneath her sports bra.  

Her comfortable leggings sat low on her hips and the pretty starlet seemingly had no qualms about showing off her fuller figure. 

Adding a splash of colour to the look, Chantelle wore bright orange trainers with a white tick and sole - making her whole ensemble designed by sports giant Nike.  

She has always been honest about her battle against the bulge, as she previously admitted to Now magazine that she would feast on carb-loaded meals daily leading to the 5ft 7in beauty ballooning from 10st and a size 10 to a size 16 and 12st.

Working it out: The 33-year-old Celebrity Big Brother star bravely slipped into a barely-there sports bra paired with low skimming workout leggings and bold orange trainers

Working it out: The 33-year-old Celebrity Big Brother star bravely slipped into a barely-there sports bra paired with low skimming workout leggings and bold orange trainers

Working it out: Chantelle clutched boxing gloves as she headed to the gym ready for an intense session 

Working it out: Chantelle clutched boxing gloves as she headed to the gym ready for an intense session 

Hometime: After her workout, Chantelle headed into her Range Rover to cool down 

She told the magazine: ‘It was horrific. I felt heavy and sluggish and I looked so unattractive. I was disgusted with myself.

'I’d feel disgusted. I felt so horrible. I’d cry and there were so many times I’d get upset because I felt frustrated with myself. I knew it was my fault for getting that pizza and putting it in my mouth. If I hadn’t done that, I wouldn’t have got to 12st. They were tears of frustration. 

Once again talking about her weight, in an interview with New! in 2014 the saddened star candidly said: ‘I’m not feeling great in myself body-wise. I just need to get back on it. I’ve got that bloated, horrible feeling. I’m back up to a size 12 and even that’s a bit tight.

Working it out: Chantelle appeared determined as she headed into the gym in her Nike workout gear with her surgically enhanced chest kept secure beneath her sports bra

Working it out: Chantelle appeared determined as she headed into the gym in her Nike workout gear with her surgically enhanced chest kept secure beneath her sports bra

Getting ready: Chantelle proudly showed off her figure as she prepared for the workout 

Getting ready: Chantelle proudly showed off her figure as she prepared for the workout 

She added: ‘I was a bit embarrassed on the beach. I did feel a bit self-conscious. I’ve really put it on round my tummy. It’s really annoying. It’s definitely my problem area.’

Despite her former comments about fears of the beach, Chantelle appeared happy as she enjoyed the Spanish sun and surf and later on, the local delicacies. 

Aside from her weight woes, Chantelle recently admitted to spending over £16,000 on lip fillers injections.

Heading off: Chantelle arrived at the gym and left in the same scanty ensemble 

Heading off: Chantelle arrived at the gym and left in the same scanty ensemble 

Way back when: Chantelle's image has evolved since she first soared to fame a decade ago
A new look: Chantelle (pictured in 2007) has undergone many image transformations over the years

Way back when: Chantelle's image has evolved since she first soared to fame a decade ago  

Back in the day: Chantelle has succumbed to the lure of cosmetic enhancements over the years but is looking natural and happy now

Back in the day: Chantelle has succumbed to the lure of cosmetic enhancements over the years but is looking natural and happy now

Despite the eye-watering sum, she maintains she's the most 'natural as I've been' as she defended her cosmetic procedure on This Morning on Tuesday.

The mother-of-one insisted she was wasn't about 'to go crazy' with cosmetic procedure, despite admitting she was 'addicted' to lip fillers.

Since shooting to fame as a fresh-faced 22-year-old, Chantelle's looks have evolved, particularly given her penchant for cosmetic procedures. 

Shocking! Aside from her weight woes, Chantelle recently admitted to spending over £16,000 on lip fillers injections

Shocking! Aside from her weight woes, Chantelle recently admitted to spending over £16,000 on lip fillers injections

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