Celeb news Dawn French

Af­ter show­ing off her in­cred­i­bly youth­ful ap­pear­ance, dawn French sent the ru­mour mill into over­drive

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You only have to hear the words, ‘It’s not Terry’s, it’s mine’ to re­call Dawn French as the bub­bly beauty who was the face of a cer­tain sea­sonal choco­late-or­ange con­fec­tion.

But re­cently, some 10 years af­ter the co­me­dian last pro­moted the sweet treat, Dawn re­turned to the spot­light on Loose Women and The One Show, leav­ing view­ers in awe of her youth­ful new look.

Not only is the age-de­fy­ing 60-yearold a far cry from her for­mer self, af­ter los­ing an im­pres­sive 7.7st, but she’s main­tained her bub­bly per­son­al­ity as well.

So what’s her se­cret? ‘[There’s] no magic wand, just tiny, joy­less low-cal eat­ing and lots more walk­ing for weeks and weeks,’ re­vealed Dawn.

It’s un­de­ni­able that Dawn is look­ing sen­sa­tional, but her ap­pear­ance sparked a flurry of spec­u­la­tion over how she did it – with many sug­gest­ing plas­tic surgery.

One fan wrote on so­cial me­dia, ‘I’d put money on a thread facelift. You’re look­ing amaz­ing though, Dawn.’ An­other said, ‘Surgery? It’s easy to do when you have loads of money.’ While a third mused, ‘Dawn looks un­be­liev­able. Some crazy di­et­ing or a facelift?’

But, of course, Dawn hasn’t suc­cumbed to the sur­geon’s knife. In fact, our source ex­plains, ‘Dawn is com­pletely nat­u­ral and has just changed a few things in her life.’ They even tell us choco­late is banned from Dawn’s house, she barely drinks al­co­hol and walks a stag­ger­ing 20,000 steps a day, which equates to nine miles.

‘Hav­ing a dog has been a life­saver for Dawn,’ says our in­sider. ‘It gives her mo­ti­va­tion to get out. A lot of peo­ple have a 10,000-steps-a-day tar­get but hers is 20,000, so liv­ing by the sea­side is per­fect, as her favourite coastal walks in­volve a lot of short, hilly climbs. Her new regime in­volves low-im­pact and low-in­ten­sity ex­er­cise.’

While dis­cussing her birth­day cel­e­bra­tions, Dawn told view­ers, ‘I’m not a big one for par­ties, they’re not my favourite thing.’ In­stead, we’re told her new ob­ses­sions are buy­ing eye creams, and us­ing hair straight­en­ers and Kéras­tase lux­ury sham­poo, plus a ‘sim­ple’ beauty regime that doesn’t break the bank.

‘She washes her face with a flan­nel and uses Nivea Creme,’ says our in­sider. ‘She also likes to go for ar­ti­san prod­ucts, which use lo­cal in­gre­di­ents like Corn­wall laven­der, but it’s the cheap and cheer­ful ap­proach.’

Dawn kick­started her di­etary over­haul in prepa­ra­tion for a hys­terec­tomy back in 2014 af­ter she was told by doc­tors that a healthy weight would aid her re­cov­ery. And now Dawn is reap­ing the re­wards, as her skin ap­pears to have re­mained firm and youth­ful.

The in­sider adds, ‘Dawn cred­its her smooth com­plex­ion to the fact she’s not been skinny all her life, so there has been plenty of col­la­gen in her skin. She tells peo­ple that even now, hav­ing lost a lot of weight, she has plenty of pad­ding to even out the bumps and im­per­fec­tions.’

‘choco­late is banned from her house’

dawn puts her fresh-faced new look down to her healthy life­style

be­fore her dra­matic weight loss of over 7st... ...and this month on the set of de­li­cious, in which she plays chef Gina

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