New mum Chantelle Houghton is pledging to get back in shape sensibly – for the sake of her daughter

She gave birth to daughter Dolly just four months ago – while still happily engaged.

But now, facing a future as a single mum after her split from Alex Reid, Chantelle Houghton’s desperate to get her life back on track – and she’s starting by hiring top personal trainer Ashley Bryant.

The 5ft 7in star is on a mission to lose 2st.

The former Celeb BB winner, 29, who currently weighs around 11st, had previously vowed not to rush her post-baby weight loss, saying: ‘I’ll just do it gradually.

‘I’m in no rush and Alex will help me.’

However, since splitting with the 37-year-old cage fighter last month amid a series of explosive arguments, the size 12-14 star has decided to start training now – and without the support of her estranged fiancé.

A friend reveals: ‘Chantelle wants her future to be more positive than the past few months have been.

‘As a new mum, it was initially difficult for her to find the time to make meals, so she was comfort eating Chinese and Indian takeaways.

‘But it isn’t just about her any more.

‘So now she wants to get healthy for Dolly.’

Read the full story about Chantelle Houghton and see our exclusive picturesin Now magazine dated 22 October 2012 – out now!

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