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.

β€˜Very happy today for a whole month I have been so disciplined and focused and have really slimmed down and toned up πŸ™‚,’ Helen, 23, posted on Instagram.

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

β€˜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.

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

β€˜I have also been working every day for an hour my exercise has been swimming.

β€˜It has been really really hard so I feel really proud of my self to have achieved this πŸ™‚ I Feel great and you get nothing without hard work πŸ‘’

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

β€˜A very curvy size 8 sounds about perfect to me, one commented.

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

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