Actress has slimmed down

Helen Flanagan has transformed her body as well as her hair.

The ex-Coronation Street star – who unveiled her newly red locks at the weekend – went on a health kick after Christmas and is pleased with the results.

‘Very happy today for a whole month I have been so disciplined and focused and have really slimmed down and toned up 🙂,’ Helen, 23, posted on Instagram.

‘I’ve gone from a curvy size eight to a very slim eight I’m only 5ft 3 x.

‘Just felt a bit sluggish after Christmas and my main inspiration and motivator has been my youngest sister @jnflanagan who has lost quite a lot of weight and looks incredible.

‘I have done it by being very disciplined but not depriving myself either of things I enjoy such as wine and chocolate.

‘I have also been working every day for an hour my exercise has been swimming.

‘It has been really really hard so I feel really proud of my self to have achieved this 🙂 I Feel great and you get nothing without hard work 👏’

While some of Helen’s fans praised her new look, many felt that she didn’t need to lose any weight.

‘A very curvy size 8 sounds about perfect to me, one commented.

‘I preferred you with a bit more meat on your bones, suits you better @hjgflanagan,’ another wrote.

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Anna Francis