Dawn French posted a photo of herself modelling a top – and a drastic new weight loss – on Twitter last night, and fans are showering her in praise.
One Twitter user said: ‘How f***king cute is Dawn French?’
And another said: ‘OMG! I love it! You look AWESOME!’
With the award for best comment going to @godgrrl, who said: ‘You. Are. Fabulous.’
The comedy icon has lost over seven stone which she credits to ‘joyless low cal eating’, but it’s been necessary in order for the singer to have essential key hole surgery.
Dawn told the audience of her 30 Million Minutes tour: ‘When I was due to have my hysterectomy the doc told me that if I could lose some weight before the op, they would be able to do it via keyhole and I would recover in three weeks or so.’
Without keyhole surgery the recovery could have taken months, so Dawn set about her weight loss mission.
Sadly, the comedian also said on stage that she has ‘no magic wand’ for weight loss, ‘just tiny, joyless low-cal eating and lots more walking for weeks and weeks. It was grim. I lost seven-and-a-half stone.’
However, the star is keen to assert that the decision to lose weight wasn’t merely for her looks.
She’s said in the past that she has a ‘fondness’ for her old body, and that ‘it’s not the case that I was miserable and I’m happy now.’
Dawn French reveals drastic weight loss required for key hole surgery