Natalie Cassidy says fitness DVD ‘wasn’t right thing to do’


Natalie Cassidy lost weight doing a fitness DVD. (Getty)

Natalie Cassidy misplaced weight doing a health DVD. (Getty)

EastEnders star Natalie Cassidy has revealed she was paid a whopping £100,000 to do a health DVD — however that it ‘wasn’t the precise factor to do’.

The actor — who’s finest recognized for taking part in Sonia Jackson within the BBC cleaning soap — did the Then & Now Exercise DVD in 2007 and shed 4 stone.

Nevertheless, Cassidy, who did a second DVD a number of years later, has admitted she has some regrets.

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“I was very overweight and they approached me and said listen, we’re going to give you £100,000, we’re going to get you really fit and you’re going to lose four stone,” she stated on the Consolation Consuming With Grace Dent podcast.

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Natalie Cassidy is finest recognized for taking part in Sonia in EastEnders. (BBC)

“I was like happy days, let’s go for it, I’m ready for it. I just thought, that’s a lot of Money, that’s good.

“Nevertheless it wasn’t the precise factor to do. It wasn’t – you’re dropping numerous weight in a really… it is three or 4 months, 12 or 16 weeks, I can not fairly keep in mind, actually low energy and simply coaching each day.”

Cassidy, 39, lost the weight but said that once the DVD came out she started eating more and began to gain weight.

Natalie Cassidy arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2012, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

Natalie Cassidy arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2012. (PA)

The mum-of-two said that within eight weeks she had put all the weight back on.

However, she said these days her weight has remained quite stable.

In 2020, the actor told The Sun she was feeling “far more assured” in her own skin these days.

“I’ve learnt methods to eat and methods to be comfy with who I’m,” she stated.

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Cassidy made her first look in EastEnders in 1993, when she was solely 10.

She has been within the cleaning soap on and off since then.

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