The gorgeous Martine McCutcheon is always a welcome addition to the Loose Women panel, and we’re often inspired by the mum-of-one’s candid confessions and stories.

The 40-year-old actress and singer has revealed an amazing one stone weight loss recently, a result of sticking to the Cambridge Weight Plan diet. Losing weight was even harder than normal for Martine as the star struggles with Lyme disease and ME.

Talking to Hello! Magazine, Martine revealed that she’s struggled with body confidence for some time, but losing over a stone recently has really helped.

“Before I lost the weight I’d switch the confidence on when I needed to. In the industry I’ve grown up in, you’re so scrutinised, it’s what you do; you put on your face and go out there, even if inside you don’t feel at all good about yourself”, she told the publication.

“Now, that confidence feels more genuine. I set myself a goal and I’ve achieved it and, while a stone might not sound like a lot to some people, on my frame it has made a huge difference, not just to how I look but how I feel about myself.”