Thursday 19 April 2018

Michelle Keegan reveals she's gained a stone: 'I think I needed to put on a bit of weight - I was a bit bony'

 

Michelle Keegan for Women's Health. Picture: Women's Health/Ian Harrison/PA Wire
Michelle Keegan for Women's Health. Picture: Women's Health/Ian Harrison/PA Wire
Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan attends the House Of Fraser British Academy Television Awards 2016 at the Royal Festival Hall on May 8, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
Michelle Keegan for Women's Health. Picture: Women's Health/Ian Harrison/PA Wire
LMichelle Keegan and Mark Wright attend The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan arriving at the National Television Awards 2017, held at The O2 Arena, London.
Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan attend the National Television Awards on January 25, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
Michelle Keegan (L) and Mark Wright attend the 21st National Television Awards at The O2 Arena on January 20, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Michelle Keegan for Women's Health. Picture: Women's Health/Ian Harrison/PA Wire
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Michelle Keegan has opened up about her fluctuating weight.

After those now-famous pictures of her sauntering down a Dubai beach in a hot pink bikini, the former Coronation Street star has been #FitnessGoals. But she proved even she can struggle with consistently healthy eating, revealing she's "kicking herself" after gaining a stone while filming BBC drama Our Girl in South Africa for the last several months.

Michelle Keegan for Women's Health. Picture: Women's Health/Ian Harrison/PA Wire
Michelle Keegan for Women's Health. Picture: Women's Health/Ian Harrison/PA Wire

But the rising star (30), who is married to tv presenter Mark Wright, said the weight isn't exactly unwelcome. "I’ve put on a stone and feel it everywhere," she told Women's Health magazine.

"I’ve been away (filming Our Girl) for so long and I haven’t had time to work out, and I literally landed two days ago and now I’m kicking myself and thinking, 'Why didn’t I just eat healthily while I was away?'

"But you know what, I think I needed to put on a bit of weight. I was a bit bony."

Keegan increased her muscle tone to play the British soldier in the acclaimed tv show and said she takes comfort in being able to "hide behind your character when you’re acting - you’re not being yourself."

Michelle Keegan (L) and Mark Wright attend the 21st National Television Awards at The O2 Arena on January 20, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Michelle Keegan (L) and Mark Wright attend the 21st National Television Awards at The O2 Arena on January 20, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Despite having the lens of the paparazzi firmly fixed on her personal life and a penchant for flashy clothes, she said she's just like "any other girl" who has body hang-ups, but works hard at keeping them at bay by eating healthily, weights sessions and HIIT sessions.

As for her marriage: the pair, who wed in 2015, have been plagued by split rumours due to their busy schedules which conflict even more now that Wright has moved to Los Angeles to present entertainment show Extra!, but like most modern couples, technology keeps their relationship lasting.

"We FaceTime and speak, like, all day every day," she said. "That’s what keeps me sane. But you know what, I know I’m really lucky. I have to pinch myself all the time."

Women’s Health magazine is on sale Tuesday October 3.

Michelle Keegan for Women's Health. Picture: Women's Health/Ian Harrison/PA Wire
Michelle Keegan for Women's Health. Picture: Women's Health/Ian Harrison/PA Wire

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