At the recent British Soap Awards, Eastenders veteran Natalie Cassidy showed off her svelte new figure, after reportedly dropping three stone in weight.

The 35-year-old star looked stunning in a calf-length black floral dress, and had noticeably slimmed down.

The actress looked both stylish and confident and she posed up a storm, showing off her new, more toned frame, and thinner face.

It’s reported that Natalie has shed around three stone in weight, taking her to a size 10, and weighing around nine stone.

At the start of 2018, Natalie told Now magazine that she had shed two and a half stone in just three months, after being left shocked at her BMI.

She said, “After playing Sonia in EastEnders for 12 years, I thought it’d be good to change my image.

“I was 10st 8lb when I started this diet, but it was my body mass index that scared me. I wasn’t just obese, I was off the scale.”

Natalie has famously yo-yo dieted over the years, and had previously admitted to struggling with finding her ideal weight.

In 2009, the mum-of-two even released a fitness DVD, entitled Natalie Cassidy’s Then and Now. During the process, the star quickly shed over two stone. But after the DVD, Natalie confessed that she had become obsessed with her weight and appearance – often taking the weight loss to extreme levels.

She told Heat magazine, “I really wasn’t well. I was bordering on having an eating disorder.”

Natalie continued, “There were nights I would go out for dinner and then I’d go home and take laxatives because I didn’t want the food inside me.

“I looked too thin. I can honestly say I wasn’t happy then,”, she admitted.

Now, the Eastenders legend looks happy and healthy – go Natalie!

Natalie recently welcomed her second baby, Joanie, with her cameraman fiance Marc Humphreys, announcing the news on social media, declaring, “We are all so in love!”. The pair were already parents to five-year-old Eliza.