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Fern Britton reveals her new slimmed-down figure thanks to Strictly moves

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Published 03/12/2012 | 12:10

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Fern had previously admitted to having gastric band surgery to help her with weight loss.
Fern Britton in August when she was announced as a competitor on Strictly.
Embargoed to 0001 Monday December 3. Handout issued by Hello! magazine of the front cover of the latest edition featuring Fern Britton who has said her performances on Strictly Come Dancing had shown people Òthe real meÓ. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday December 3, 2012. The presenter, who was voted off the BBC ballroom show last month after dancing a steamy salsa with Artem Chigvintsev, said she revelled in her new glamorous image. She told Hello! Magazine: ÒYou all think IÕm mumsy, mumsy, but IÕm not. ÒThatÕs the real me. I know how to have a good time, I like to be extrovert and I donÕt mind making a fool of myself.Ó See PA story SHOWBIZ Britton. Photo credit should read: Hello! Magazine/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

THE former TV presenter has shocked in the new edition of Hello! magazine, with a glamorous new image

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Fern Britton said her performances on Strictly Come Dancing had shown people "the real me".

The presenter, who was voted off the BBC ballroom show last month after dancing a steamy salsa with Artem Chigvintsev, said she revelled in her new glamorous image.

She told Hello! Magazine: Fern had previously admitted to having gastric band surgery to help her with weight loss.

"That's the real me. I know how to have a good time, I like to be extrovert and I don't mind making a fool of myself.

"I comfort myself with the feeling that the audience know me and that I'm prepared to have a go at things.

"I don't think they're ever shocked by anything that happens to me. I got such lovely messages saying, 'Go, girl'."



Fern had previously admitted to having gastric band surgery to help her with weight loss.



The 55-year-old was the fith celebrity to be booted off the show, when a salsa as a sexy cleaner failed to keep her in contention.





The host of 'Mr & Mrs' of who hosted ITV's This Morning for 10 years, described the dancing show as "the best programme in the world" and accepted that her "ticket on the train has run out".





She said: "At the end, even Artem said, 'You've made me a better person', and gave me a big bunch of flowers.



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