“But Pop Idol and people’s reaction to my size made me realise I was massively overweight and just how critical people can be.
“Since then, I’ve yo-yoed, but I’m conscious of when I need to rein it back in and I’m realistic enough to start looking after myself. I’d say now I’m a bit more in control.”
Michelle explained she had accepted her weight and focused on making healthy habits.
Speaking on Lorraine in 2017, she said: “Everyone wants to lose weight, everybody wants to look the best they can look.