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Wednesday 8th July 2020

X Factor star Emma Chawner shows off 13-stone weight loss on Lorraine

She's dropped from 28 stone to 15

Former X Factor star Emma Chawner has showed off her incredible 13-stone weight loss on Lorraine.

The star, 30, appeared on Thursday's edition of the show to talk about how she's dropped the pounds with host Lorraine Kelly.

Emma, who appeared on The X Factor in 2007 when she was 17, said it took her three years to drop from 28.5 stone to 15.5 stone.

Emma showed off her incredible 13-stone weight loss on Lorraine (Credit: ITV)

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She said: "I’ve done it all myself, no one’s pushed me to do it.

"I wasn’t healthy, I was always out of breath. [My] asthma was getting worse, I was diabetic as well."

Emma, who also starred in Lorraine's show Big Fat Challenge in 2009, revealed she’s ditched carbs and upped her exercise.

She continued: "I’ve cut out potatoes, pasta, rice and changed it to veg… and I’ve changed portion sizes. I walk about six miles on the weekend with the kids."

But Emma said she still wants to lose more weight and is hoping to get down to 12 stone.

Emma said it took her three years to drop from 28.5 stone to 15.5 stone (Credit: ITV)

She added: "I’ve still got a bit to go, I want to get down to 12 stone at least."

Speaking about her X Factor journey, Emma said: "I had good and bad from that show. The good thing is we did a show with you, lost weight, but then I had death threats and bullying online."

I’ve done it all myself, no one’s pushed me to do it.

When asked how she dealt with the online abuse, Emma said: "I talked to family and friends and ignored them, I just blocked them.

"I still get negatives, people saying, 'You’ve had a gastric band.' And I haven’t."

Speaking about her future, Emma - who works as a child minder - said she's not sure if she would go back into singing.

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She said: "I do [still want to sing] but I don't think I want to go down that road. I still sing in the shower and in the car."

Viewers were impressed by Emma's weight loss and praised her on Twitter.

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