It might be the season of eating for most of us but Vanessa White is swapping the mince pies for amazing abs

Excuse us, Vanessa White – where have you been hiding those abs for, like, ever?!

We’re used to seeing her The Saturdays‘ bandmates Frankie Bridge and Rochelle Humes show off their washboard stomachs, but 25-year-old Vanessa usually chooses to cover up her slimline body when the girls are out and about. And when it comes to their on-stage outfits, Van always opts to flash her legs rather than her middle.

So it’s safe to say we were pretty surprised – and well jel – when the singer posted this snap of her in a tiny crop top and gym shorts.

Given that we’ve spent the morning inhaling biscuits and countless cans of Coke because we’re under the illusion that Christmas calories don’t count (right? RIGHT?), it’s all the more impressive that Vanessa is not only keeping up her workouts during the festive break but is more toned than ever before.

She has been posting Instavids of hardcore gym sessions with her trainer Giacomo Farci recently, suggesting they’ve upped the ante on a mission to bag her best ever body, and we’re sure the recent Sats’ Greatest Hits tour will have helped keep her on track.

In fact, all five members of the band looked amazing as they performed throughout the UK this autumn, perhaps spurred on by Frankie‘s inevitable Strictly slimdown.

Vanessa has completely turned around her health since battling heavy drinking during 2010 and 2011. She was the only single Saturday at that time and later admitted: ‘I drank vodka mainly but, to be honest, I drank anything.

‘It massively affected the band and I felt lonely and depressed. If I hadn’t had them [her bandmates], it would have been so easy to have gone off the rails and kept up the partying until it became a problem. You need people around you to say, “Right, this is too much now,” and fortunately, I have that.’

Van stayed with Rochelle and Marvin Humes for two weeks to quit her party lifestyle, and then met her fitter-than-fit boyfriend Gary Salter in 2012. Two years on and she’s looking – and (judging by her Instagram feed) feeling – amazing.

Merry Christmas gorgeous girl! Just make sure you don’t deny yourself a roastie or two come the 25th.

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