Model Abbey Clancy says she has managed to put on weight despite her intense training schedule for Strictly Come Dancing.
The star is one of four female finalists in Saturday’s show along with BBC Breakfast host Susanna Reid, singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor and former Coronation Street actress Natalie Gumede.
Clancy said she had put on “about half a stone” and blamed it on the diet of takeaways she needed to fuel her training.
She said: “I’m heavier, but no boobs and I’ve got a six pack.
“It’s so intense, all this training, you have to eat all the time and we’ve got a Nando’s on one corner and a McDonald’s on the other, which helps”.
Clancy, who is married to Stoke City footballer Peter Crouch, said she had to be talked into doing the show by celebrity friends including Kelly Brook and 2011 winner Harry Judd.
She said: “I couldn’t think of anything worse than doing something you can’t do in front of millions of people.”