Caroline Flack is currently hosting Love Island on ITV2, and ahead of the current series , the 39-year-old revealed she’d lost just over a stone. And it hasn’t gone unnoticed, with fans taking to Twitter to comment on her sass and incredible body, following her appearances on the show and spin-off series, Aftersun. Recently, one commented: “I don’t think Caroline Flack gets enough credit for how amazing her figure is for being 39 years old.” Meanwhile another agreed, adding: “Okay, I’m ready to be @carolineflack1 now the personality, the body, the hair, the face, the WALK.”
Caroline – who has fluctuated from a size 8 to a 12 – has previously spoken about her bodily insecurities.
She was bullied at school because of her size, and during her stint on the X Factor in 2016 -which she co-hosted with singer Olly Murs – she became the subject of criticism over her appearance.
Following one episode of the talent show, she was forced to defend herself on Twitter, writing: “Never said I’m the prettiest or thinnest or anything special… But thank God I’m not horrible.”
But this year, she’s been proudly showing off her weight loss, sharing bikini snaps on Instagram and wearing seriously figure hugging outfits.
So how did she do it?
The 39-year-old decided to overhaul her diet, by swapping sugary snacks with fruits and vegetables.
Speaking in an interview with YourFitness Magazine, she said: “What made the biggest difference to how I looked and felt was cutting out all sugar.”
The NHS explains that Britons as a whole eat far too much sugar – 700g a week, amounting to an average of 140 teaspoons per person.
The health website adds: “Added sugars, such as table sugar, honey and syrups, shouldn’t make up more than 5 per cent of the energy you get from food and drink each day. That’s about 30g a day for anyone aged 11 and older.”
In a past interview with Express.co.uk Caroline revealed how she’d embarked on a 12-week detox.
She said: “I went really hard with my detox. I probably went a little overboard because I was really strict in those 12-weeks.
“But cutting sugar made the most difference to my body. It’s the devil. It’s addictive and it’s in so many things you wouldn’t even think of.
“Sugar is put in sauces, breads and yoghurts. It’s not always obvious but so many things are packed in sugar.”
Alongside diet, Caroline also stuck to a strict fitness regime with the help of celebrity fitness trainer Bradley Simmons, 25.
The regime involved intense workout sessions of a mix of weights, HIIT and cardio.
Speaking of Bradley – whom she was also rumoured to be dating – Caroline gushed: “Bradley is the only consistency in my life. I see him every day and we chat about everything. He knows all my secrets.”
Fellow ITV star Susanna Reid also managed to lose weight by cutting out an item from her diet.