CHANELLE Hayes has revealed her body transformations over the years with a series of throwbacks.
The 34-year-old, who has shed an incredible nine stone, admitted she was nervous to wear a bikini this year because of her excess skin.
Sharing a number of pictures taken on the beach over the years, Chanelle told her fans she had to give herself a pep talk to strip off again.
She explained: “I was conscious about wearing a bikini on holiday this year because of my loose skin (I’m the lowest weight I’ve been since 2015) but then I remembered I did all the other years so why would I not anymore?!
“Gave my head a little shake and reminded myself of my post last year: EVERY body is a bikini body.
“?(only if you want it to be, of course! Many people prefer swimsuits/coverups and that’s all good too).
“But my point is: if you want your body to be a bikini body, it is! ?.”
At the height of her fame in 2009, the former Big Brother star weighed 8.5stone, barely eating and taking laxatives to try and achieve a WAG body – skinny with big boobs.
Unable to find a happy medium, Chanelle would binge eat Dominos pizzas and her weight spiralled out of control.
At her heaviest, she felt too ashamed to leave the house and was at risk of developing diabetes.
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The former Big Brother star underwent a secret gastric sleeve operation in August 2020 after ballooning to 17 stone.
Despite slimming down, Chanelle still struggles with body image and previously said: “After years of hating my body for being too big, it’s now small enough that my skin looks saggy and baggy.
“I have four boobs because my implants are in one place and my actual skin and breast tissue are in another.
“I have stretch marks on practically every area of my body, cellulite is my constant companion no matter how big or small I may be at any given time.”