Blackpool singer and TV presenter Coleen Nolan said she lost two stone in weight after switching to a vegan diet.
But the 56-year-old former Nolan Sisters star said her intention wasn’t to lose weight – but to feel healthier.
She said: “I feel much better than I’ve ever felt. I’ve changed my diet and had my teeth done, which I just love.
“I think I’ve probably dropped a couple of stone. I was 16 on top, but now I can get into a 14.
“With trousers, I was an 18-20 before and now it’s more 14-16. The weight loss was just a bonus.
“Me going vegan was never about losing weight.”
Coleen, who has now moved away from the Fylde coast, also opened up about her love life with her new partner, saying candidly: “Who knew that I was still alive down there.
“I thought it was dead and gone and buried.”
She added: “He’s just a lovely, lovely man.
“He’s kind, he’s romantic. He’s all the things I’ve been looking for really.”
Coleen’s new book, Live. Laugh. Love. is out tomorrow.