See how the actress has transformed her look over the years

Ruth Jones has gone through a stunning transformation since hitting our screens in Fat Friends in 2000.

The star of Sky One’s Stella is now rocking a lush new figure.

Ironically, Ruth Jones shot to fame on Fat Friends, a comedy drama about friends trying to lose weight. Since then, she has had her weight ups and downs.

In Gavin & Stacey, Ruth plays Nessa, an outspoken trucker who isn’t shy to show off her size 24 curves in revealing outfits.

In 2010, Ruth admits overindulging while on holiday was the final push for her continued weight loss. ‘I felt this is now or never, I wanted to make a positive change for me, and I haven’t looked back,’ she is quoted as saying.

After 22 months of sensible calorie-counting, Ruth loses an amazing four and a half stone. In 2011, she premieres her new size 16 figure in a bright blue dress at the after party for One Man, Two Guvnors.

Ruth has put years of faddy dieting behind her and is now a keen jogger and even completed a 10K run.

Check out our pictures of Ruth’s amazing transformation in our gallery.