EMMERDALE star Lisa Riley has revealed she had almost one and a half stone of excess skin sliced off in an op as part of her astonishing 12 stone weight loss.
The 43-year-old — Mandy Dingle in the ITV soap — cut out drinking and junk food after meeting fiance Al, 49, in 2012.
The Loose Women regular said: “I started thinking about my own health.
“People forget how gigantic I was.”
“With the skin removal I lost twelve stone, one pound.
“The surgeon chopped off one stone, four pounds.”
“Since then my weight has more or less stayed the same.”
She revealed she used to be the only one of her pals who scoffed three courses in restaurants.
Lisa added: “Now, for lunch I eat either a bowl of soup or a plain jacket potato.
“I’m never going to be size 28 again.”
“I look at pictures of me back then and think: ‘Who’s that girl?’ She doesn’t exist any more.”