X Factor: Celebrity’s Ricki Lake talks 10 stone weight loss transformation

Ricki Lake wowed fans on X Factor: Celebrity last night.

The US actress, television presenter and producer stunned the judges with her voice on the ITV show.

And her audition won her a place in X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger's 'Overs' category for the live show, alongside Coronation Street star Victoria Ekanoye, TV presenter Martin Bashir and Vinnie Jones.

However, as well as her singing, Ricki, 51, floored everyone with her stunning looks on the X Factor 2019 series last night.

The star opened up about her weight loss on the show last night. And she's certainly had a journey when it comes to dropping the pounds.

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Ricki, known for playing Tracy Turnblad in the 1988 Hairspray movie, struggled with her weight from a young age.

After her roles in films like Cry Baby, the actress lost over 100lbs at the age of 24.

However she admitted she "wasn't healthy" as she was "starving herself" and "fainting".

The weight crept back on, however the star then lost weight again for a second time, dropping to a US size 8, a UK 12 after landing her famous talkshow.

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She then showed this off on the cover of US Weekly in 2007, posing in a bikini.

Ricki revealed she lost 24lbs or 1.7 stone in just two months, getting done to a size 6.

At her largest the actress was 260lbs or 18 and a half stone. She slimmed down to 120lbs, losing an incredible 10 stone overall.

Ricki said she used a fresh food delivery service called "Fresh Dining" to help her slim down.

She also told Daily Star Sunday that she lost 1.5 stone in three months following her first X Factor: Celebrity audition.

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After she sang for producers she said: "I saw how fat I was. I went away and got on this meal plan to lose the weight."

Ricki said she gained weight in the aftermath of her husband's suicide two years ago, and wanted to get back to her usual self.

She added: "I was carrying extra baggage from the loss and grief but now I have lots of exciting things going on, so I was ready to shed weight.

"And now I have, I feel better."

X Factor: Celebrity returns to ITV next Saturday.

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