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Lisa Riley shares sweet photo with her dad to celebrate his birthday

She wrote a touching message to him

Lisa Riley has shared a sweet photo with her dad Terry to celebrate his birthday.

The actress took to Twitter on Friday to write a touching message to her dad, revealing he was spending his special day in Paris.

The picture showed Lisa, 42, and her dad grinning for the camera.

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She wrote: "HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY!!! Wishing you love in your special day, I know you will have the most fantastic time in Paris celebrating with everyone.

"Loads and loads of love.... ENJOY (sic)."

A few years ago, the former Emmerdale actress - who played Mandy Dingle - said how nearly losing her dad three years after her mum died spurred her on to get fit.

I know you will have the most fantastic time in Paris celebrating with everyone.

Her mum Cath died aged 57 from cancer in 2012, and in 2015, her dad Terry had a cancer scare and was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes .

Lisa told the Mirror in 2016: "Losing my mum then seeing Dad wired up and nearly losing him was a shock.

Lisa paid tribute to her dad for his birthday (Credit: Splashnews.com)

"I don’t want to be a statistic. I want my health to carry on, to live my life to the fullest."

Lisa lost an amazing 12 stone in 18 months by completely overhauling her diet and fitness regime.

On Thursday, the star gave fans a glimpse into her fitness routine by sharing a clip of herself after a workout at the gym.

With sweat dripping down her face, Lisa told fans: "Wow. This is sweat. What do I say? Sweat is fat crying. Oh my god, I am absolutely dripping."

Pulling bits of her hair, she joked: "I look like the scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz. A sweaty scarecrow."

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The REASON I love love love going to the gym at least five/six times a week...because I know when I look like I do in my little video....then I have pushed myself to the max....and my quote is “sweat is fat crying” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣I go to the gym to work out, I am NEVER EVER one of those people that look GLAMOROUS.....#iwish 🤣🤣🤣I always a scruffy sweaty mess 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣but that for me WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT!!!! #gym #sweat #sweating #workhard #getresults #training #gymtraining #workout #notglam #makeupfree #meltedmakeup #beforeandafterweightloss #weightloss #healthy #healthylife #healthylifestyle #change #patchymakeup I apologise for the INCREDIBLY patchy makeup🤣🤣🤣🤣I’ve sweat it all off🤣🤣🤣

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She captioned the post: "The REASON I love love love going to the gym at least five/six times a week... because I know when I look like I do in my little video.... then I have pushed myself to the max.

"My quote is 'sweat is fat crying'. I go to the gym to work out, I am NEVER EVER one of those people that look GLAMOROUS.

"I always a scruffy sweaty mess but that for me WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT!!! (Sic)"

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