Newly slender Lisa Riley reveals that her own aunt failed to recognise her at a family gathering following jaw-dropping 10 stone weight loss
She recently wowed fans when she unveiled a dramatic weight loss of 10 stone, following a complete overhaul of her lifestyle.
But Lisa Riley has revealed that while her body transformation has been applauded by those close to her, it did lead to an awkward situation at a family gathering.
Speaking on ITV's Lorraine on Friday, the 40-year-old actress said: 'I was at a christening three months ago and my auntie didn't recognise me! She hadn't seen me in six months. She was like: "It's all fallen off you!"'
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Who's that girl? Lisa Riley has revealed that following her dramatic weight loss, her own aunt failed to recognise her at a recent family gathering
During her chat with host Lorraine Kelly, the former Strictly Come Dancing star spoke about the efforts she has gone to in order to achieve her slimline physique.
'Lots of exercise,' she said. 'And, of course, what you put into your body. I don't go into the service station and get that bar of chocolate or pack of crisps anymore. And the alcohol makes a difference. I still don't drink.
'After losing my mum, I did have a dip... But I'm really happy in my personal life... It's like a jigsaw puzzle that comes together.'
Telling all: She spoke about her weight loss during an appearance on ITV's Lorraine on Friday
Footwork: The former Emmerdale star has revealed that Zumba classes have been a great help
With Zumba classes being a huge part of her fitness regime, Lisa also revealed that her workout buddies have also played a large role in motivating her.
'I love that camaraderie that you have,' said Lisa, who made an appearance on the show to promote the Keep Dancing tour. 'It's like a sisterhood together.'
It's also meant a new wardrobe for the former Emmerdale star, who said: 'We're in the changing rooms getting ready for the classes and they're like, "New jogging bottoms?"
On tour: She made an appearance on Lorraine to promote the upcoming Keep Dancing tour
Waist not, want not: The bubbly brunette said she now enjoys showing off her slim waistline
'Now I shop online I go to the shops. Now I love it. I can fit in jeans. I would never ever contemplate wearing denim jeans before, because they'd made me look wider... Now I like to show off my waist. It's like, if you've got it flaunt it!'
During her interview, Lisa said that she made an effort to change her lifestyle after enjoying the difference her stint on Strictly made to her weight.
She said: 'I was on Strictly four years ago and I think it kick-started my metabolism... Crash diets don't work. You have to change your lifestyle. That's how I love my life now.'
Here comes the hotstepper: She showed off some of her fancy footwork with Mark Heyes
Still stepping: Lisa revealed that she has continued to dance since her 2012 stint on Strictly
Talking about the incredible transformation she has undergone this year, Lisa recently told her fellow Loose Women co-stars that health fears prompted her to kick start a lifestyle overhaul after visiting her cancer-stricken father in hospital.
Explaining her astonishing loss, she said: 'I have smaller portions now. I don't believe in fad diets, even though I have tried them before. I have no food after 6.30pm.
'I only eat a carb if I need one and absolutely no bread or booze. I've been going to Zumba classes which is fun. I find the gym is boring.'
Skin: Recently, Lisa admitted that while she's happy with her weight loss, she's eager to shed some of her lingering excess skin
Despite her amazing achievements which have seen her plummet from a size 30 to a 14/16, the driven star revealed she is not happy with what she sees in the mirror.
She told the famous panel she was plotting weight loss surgery: 'I've got severe excess skin. Say a lady's had three kids. I've got that much... The scar will go from hip to hip and down my front.
'The skin is going to be pulled all the way. It's the reflection I'm still struggling with. i saw a picture of Tina Malone in the bra and panties - and mine's much worse than hers.'
Kick start: Lisa said her stint on Strictly kick-started her metabolism and got her working out
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