Lisa is having fun on the show

Lisa Riley has dropped at least three dress sizes since she started training for Strictly Come Dancing, but she doesn’t want to get all skinny.

The former Emmerdale actress, 36, joined the show ‘for chubbers everywhere’.

‘It’s madness, I never thought my thighs would be on British television and yet I am losing a bit of weight so it’s quite nice,’ says Lisa, 36.

‘I’ve shown people it doesn’t matter if you’re a size eight or size 88.

‘If you’re a funky little girl, you’re a funky little girl.

‘I am an advocate for biggies.

‘I am never going to be Naomi Campbell.’

Dancing for six hours a day has seen Lisa drop from a size 26 to a 20.

I’ve lost 1st and 3½in from my waist,’ she tells us.

I’ve had to buy seven pairs of leggings for training because my trousers fall down.

‘I promise one billion per cent I’m not on a diet.

‘I’m an advocate for biggies – I can’t help what’s happening to my body!’

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Lucy Lynch