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Friday 3rd April 2020

Lisa George says she's gained weight since training for Dancing On Ice

Although says she is more toned

Lisa George has dropped "two dress sizes" but gained weight doing Dancing On Ice.

The soap star - who plays Beth Tinker on Coronation Street - has revealed how she gained weight but got "more toned" thanks to months of training for this year's competition.

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She told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column: "My body has changed since taking part in the show. I have actually put on weight, but I've dropped dress sizes. I'm more toned.

"When I weighed myself and saw I'm four pounds heavier, I was fuming. But when they gave me one of the dresses I was like, 'Bloody hell! It's two dress sizes smaller'.

I have actually put on weight, but I've dropped dress sizes. I'm more toned

"I used to be a size 16 and then, after the training, a size 14 would be comfortable and a little bit big. I actually just fit into a size 12. I think I had put on muscle."

Lisa and her pro skating partner Tom Naylor were knocked out of the contest in Sunday's (23.02.20) skate-off against Paralympian Libby Clegg and Mark Hanretty.

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When Lisa's fate was revealed, host Holly Willoughby said: "That little girl that fell all those years ago and never got back on the ice again, look what she has grown up to achieve."

Lisa responded: "I know. I'm made up I got this far, to be honest. I've had the best time and met the most amazing beautiful people; I couldn't wish for anything more. Thank you Tom."

The ITV skating competition has given Lisa a newfound confidence after years of struggling with her weight, and was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

She added: "It was nice to feel glamorous as the hair, make-up and costumes were amazing."

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However, the Corrie star previously admitted she risked blackouts whilst on the ice if her blood sugar levels fell too low.

She explained to the Mirror: "It's very dangerous. When my blood sugar drops low it makes me feel so sick and dizzy.

"I have to keep a bottle of Lucozade at the side of the ice just in case, so I can glug that back to get my sugars up."

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