Dawn French shows off 7 1/2 stone weight loss on Lorraine

Dawn French showed off her slimmer figure during a recent TV appearance


by Fiona Day |
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It’s no secret that actress Dawn French is proud of her famous curves, but the star looked noticeably slimmer after appearing on breakfast talk show Lorraine this morning.

Dawn’s appearance comes a year after she chose to lose weight in order to swap major, invasive surgery for a slightly less invasive treatment.

In total, the 51-year-old lost a staggering seven and a half stone before undergoing surgery - which followed after a cancer scare.

She explained during her 30 Million Minutes tour: “When I was due to have my hysterectomy the doc told me that if I could lose some weight before the op, they would be able to do it via keyhole, and I would recover in three weeks or so.

Dawn looks slimmer than ever

“Otherwise it would be big open surgery, and three months to recover. So, I set about dropping a few stone.

“No magic wand, just tiny, joyless low-cal eating and lots more walking for weeks and weeks. It was grim. I lost seven-and-a-half stone. I could have the keyhole surgery. Great. That’s all it was, practical.”

French was left shaken when she began experiencing problems with her uterus three years ago, with her doctor convinced she may be suffering from cancer.

Luckily, this turned out not to be the case, but it was the shock that prompted Dawn to undergo a hysterectomy to reduce her risk in future.

Dawn’s weight loss was initially assumed by fans to be down to the ‘stress’ of her divorce from Lenny Henry, but the actress soon found love with new husband Mark Bignell. The couple wed in 2013.

Thankfully Dawn is now in good health, but doesn’t she look amazing?!

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