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Tuesday 25th June 2019

EastEnders' Natalie Cassidy 'has lost three stone during training for the London Marathon'

Star looks trim as she gives her all for dementia charity efforts

Soap star Natalie Cassidy looks fit and healthy as she continues her training for the London Marathon.

The EastEnders favourite is reported to have dropped three stone during her preparation efforts for the big run, which she is doing in honour of Walford legend Dame Barbara Windsor.

Several other co-stars - including Adam Woodyatt, Tanya Franks and Jamie Borthwick - are also joining up with Babs’ husband Scott Mitchell to raise funds for Dementia Revolution when the event takes place at the end of April.

Also due to be getting their running shoes on and joining the soap squad for the charity event are familiar Albert Square faces Emma Barton, Kellie Shirley and Jake Wood.

Looking trim with co-star Dean Gaffney in January (Credit: Steve Finn/WENN)

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They hope to raise £100,000 for Dementia Revolution, created by the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK - and have already reached 60% of their target.

But it seems Nat, 35, is also seeing positive changes thanks to her dedication to the physical challenge.

Such an inspiration.

She looked striking when she turned out on the red carpet at the NTAs in January.

And recent images and video shared on social media showing her prepping with her telly pals have also suggested she has a leaner figure than recent years.

Natalie is running in aid of Dementia Revolution (Credit: Twitter @HelenSkelton)

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Natalie has also appeared to be slimmer in soap scenes over recent months.

The mum-of-two - who has released two fitness DVDs - told Heat magazine in 2009 she had dropped pounds in the past due to an unhealthy relationship with laxatives.

She is reported as having said at the time: "I really wasn't well. I was bordering on having an eating disorder.

Natalie has been part of EastEnders since 1993 (Credit: BBC)

"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."

However, the Sonia Fowler star has since told The Mirror that her life is "brilliant" after getting engaged in 2015 and having her second child.

"I’m in a lovely place right now. Work’s good, life’s good, family are good. It’s all good," she is reported to have told the news outlet.

Fans have also been blown away by Sonia and pals’ hard work, with many offering encouragement on social media.

"You guys are so incredible. Keep up the great work. Just weeks to go," tweeted one supporter.

"Fantastic, well done guys! Such an inspiration," added another.

A third enthused: "Champions all! So proud of you."

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