Updated: 02/01/2017 01:34 PM | First Published: 01/31/2017 05:45 PM

Carol Kirkwood lost weight after Strictly appearance

Carol Kirkwood smiling

Carol Kirkwood's seventh week on Strictly Come Dancing was her last, as she and partner Pasha Kovalev exited the show after their Man! I Feel Like a Woman! performance. But Carol had plenty to rejoice as she bid goodbye to the show. 

In late 2015, the multiple TRIC Awards winning presenter saw a drastic loss in her weight and revealed that she had gone down two dress sizes - all thanks to rigorous dance rehearsals. She said in an interview, "...I went from doing virtually no exercise to seven or eight hours a day, so it's not surprising... I just need to keep it up now!" And she sure has. 

After more than a year of her drastic weight loss, Carol has been able to maintain her envious measurements of 38-28-39 inches. Some might find it hard to believe but even Carol, who looks perfect on television, has dealt with weight issues and insecurities stemming from it. Speaking about her struggles, she said, "I've always battled with my weight. It's because I love chocolate, I love crisps and I love wine. Plus I'm not so good on the whole exercise front."

In the same interview with Woman & Home, Carol admitted that she hated her arms and was conscious of them wobbling as she presented weather. She also told that she wouldn't wear mini skirts because she didn't like her legs. However, after her Strictly appearance, Carol has been able to maintain a fit figure even in her mid-fifties.