Celeb news Dawn French
After showing off her incredibly youthful appearance, dawn French sent the rumour mill into overdrive
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.’
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