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Revealed... how curvy golden girl Grainne shed the pounds with gruelling gym regime

Grainne Seoige's famous curves have garnered her an army of drooling male fans over the years.

But, as revealed in this new picture, the gorgeous Galweigan has transformed her figure after toning up with a gruelling gym routine.

Although this weekend is the final round of the live studio heats on the All-Ireland Talent Show, its presenter is the one that has set tongues wagging with her impressive physique.

Clad in a tight-fitting cerise pink Dolce and Gabbana dress, RTE's Golden Girl has proved how she has dropped the pounds thanks to her rigorous training sessions after enlisting the services of a top trainer.

Spurt

"Grainne didn't need to lose any weight -- she was gorgeous as she was but she has been spending hours in the gym working out and keeping trim," said an insider.

"Obviously many people have a spurt of going to the gym constantly in the New Year and then they lose the energy as the weeks wear on but Grainne has been very strict on herself and has kept up with her sessions. She has a great trainer that she's working with and the results are obvious -- she looks great."

Previously one of our more curvy TV stars, her full figure earned her plaudits among industry experts, including style guru Gok Wan, who said she was "very much in the Salma Hayek league with the body".

Grainne, who has worked out before with celeb trainer Paul Byrne, has never made any secret of the fact that she loved having meat on her bones.

"I'm a woman, I have curves. I'm not a supermodel. I'm 5ft 4ins and I like my dinner. And the odd day, I'll look like I have more curves than others," she said.

While she was co-presenting the Seoige show with sibling Sile, Grainne revealed how she used to go to the gym in the mornings before going to the studio, but tried to walk for at least 40 minutes every day.

"It's one of the best ways to de-stress and I really look forward to it every day," she added.

Now all eyes will be on slimline Grainne when she fronts the eighth round of the talent show this Sunday. Five acts from all over Ireland will be battling it out to try and secure the eighth coveted place in this year's semi-final.

Judged by Daithi O Se, Shane Lynch, Dana, Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh and John Creedon, the hopefuls are a mixture of singers, impressionists, gymnasts and classical musicians.

mfinn@herald.ie


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