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Friday 6th December 2019

Former X Factor star Emma Chawner 'loses whopping 12-stone'

And it only took two years!

A singer once dubbed "the Flump" by Simon Cowell has reportedly lost a staggering 12 stone.

Emma Chawner was called the name while auditioning on The X Factor back in 2007.

However, Cowell has been made to eat his words, with 29-year-old Emma sharing a picture - obtained by the Daily Star - of her new, slimmer self on social media.

And her transformation was apparently down to a couple of very simple lifestyle changes.

Emma was mocked during her appearances on The X Factor (Credit: ITV)

Emma was ridiculed when she appeared on The X Factor in 2007, with Simon Cowell saying she had the "voice of a baby".

After the judges refused to put her through to the Boot Camp stage, her family gave the judging panel a piece of their mind.

The experience didn’t stop Emma from returning to the show in 2009, though, this time performing with her big sister Sam in a duo called Sister Act.

Two years and a half ago, I weighed 28 stone. I am now 15 stone 9. Thank you everyone for your support.

However, the judges told Emma that she was even worse than the first time around!

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Emma managed to lose loads of weight, dropping from 18 to 14 stone, but put it all back on (Credit: ITV)

Emma and her family made further TV appearances on Lorraine Kelly’s Big Fat Challenge and The Jeremy Kyle Show.

While filming the former series, Emma managed to lose loads of weight, dropping from 18 to 14 stone. Sadly, she managed to put it all back on.

Around that time, she sent a message to Lisa Riley on social media.

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The former Emmerdale star had recently succeeded in losing weight, and keeping it off.

And Emma wrote: "Hi Lisa, I wish I had the motivation like you. I lost a lot of weight and just put it back on :( You look amazing x."

Incredibly, though, the former X Factor singer has managed to shed the pounds again.

Emma, left, and her family also appeared on The Jeremy Kyle Show (Credit: ITV)

According to the Daily Star, Emma posted a picture of her new, slender self, and told her social media followers: "Two years and a half ago, I weighed 28 stone. I am now 15 stone 9. Thank you everyone for your support."

She then revealed how she’d shed so much weight.

"I did a 30-day detox last month and lost 11lb," she explained. "My secret has been no snacking and drinking plenty of fluid."

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