Soap star and movie actress Martine McCutcheon may be ready for a new chapter in her career: weight loss guru.
Mother-of-one Martine, 43, has been urged by fans to share the secrets of her slim figure after posting a series of gorgeous snaps on Instagram.
Martine, who rose to fame as Tiffany on EastEnders and played Natalie in Love Actually, has shown her toned physique more and more regularly in recent months, including in elegant swimsuit shots.
Although she was always known for her good looks and enviable figure, many fans believe that she has never looked better.
Radiant: Martine, 43, has been urged by fans to share the secrets of her slim figure after posting a series of stunning snaps on Instagram. In the picture, the actress yesterday
Getting better with age: While Martine has always been known for her good looks (pictured, at the 2003 Love Actually premiere), many fans believe she’s never looked better
Daring to expose: Martine was showered with praise after sharing this snap in August. The Mom of One Has Shared Her Diet Plan Before — But Fans Want All Her Weight Loss Secrets
Share your secrets! Fans reacted to this Instagram snap, asking for a weight loss journey
‘You look unreal. Can you please share your weight loss journey?” one follower commented on a photo shared yesterday.
Another posted: ‘Yes, share your secret that losing weight is hard work.’ A third agreed: “I’d like to know too.”
Martine, who has shared how she uses Botox to help maintain her glowing complexion, was stunned in a dropped evening gown for a Hospice UK charity event yesterday.
The floor-length satin dress accentuated Martine’s bust and revealed her muscular arms.
Followers and celebrity friends went wild for the photo, with Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle writing, “Stunning!” and First Dates’ Fred Sirieix writes, “Oh la, la.”
Martine, who made her children’s TV debut as a teenager, has previously talked about how growing up in the public eye made her aware of her weight from an early age.
Getting started: Martine walks the BAFTA red carpet in 1999, the year after she left EastEnders. The actress, who made her children’s TV debut as a teenager, has previously talked about how growing up in the public eye made her aware of her weight from an early age.
Spotlight on: Martine’s figure became the subject of worldwide discussion when her 2003 Love Actually character, Natalie, was bullied for her weight (pictured with co-star Hugh Grant)
Glamor girl: Martine on Loose Women in 2016 (left) and 2017 (right). The star looks even better than five years ago – and fans want to know her secrets
Lockdown chic: Martine shared this photo at home during lockdown last year
“I was always aware of staying as thin as possible,” she said in a 2016 interview. stylists.’
When asked how many hurtful comments affected her, she admitted that “there were hundreds” and said she was ashamed “many times.”
“People spoke of me as if I were a piece of meat and I can’t believe I still am today,” added Martine.
In 2003, her figure became the subject of national attention when her Love Actually character, Natalie, was bullied for her weight.
She is referred to as “chubby” by her father and “chubby” by other characters. In the closing moments of the film, the Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) says, “God, you weigh a lot!” while he picks her up.’
Enjoying the sun: Martine stretches out her muscular legs in an Instagram snap from June
Fresh face: the actress poses in a black dress with straps in a photo taken in August
Chic: She looked more youthful than ever when she wore the last of the summer sun in a pair of big glamorous sunglasses. This photo was shared on her Instagram in September
The actress has defended the film in subsequent interviews, emphasizing that its intent was to show women how perfect they are just the way they are.
“Every woman thinks there’s something wrong with her, when in fact they are…perfect and beautiful just the way they are,” she said.
‘[Natalie] was meant to be the epitome of that and I think people have sometimes overlooked that point.”
Martine, who released a series of dance exercise videos a decade ago, has been making a regular presence on Instagram over the past year, making it easier for fans to see how amazing she looks.
The star has been honest about how she uses Botox to maintain her youthful glow, pointing to a video in August of her most recent treatment.
In 2016, Martine spoke about her love of using Botox.
She shared how she looked “confused” after her very first session, yet persevered and came to love the facial enhancements.
She said: “When I was having a really hard time being unwell and trying to get up to speed and it wasn’t going well, it was actually a lot on my face and I looked devastated…
“I just looked in the mirror and thought I’ve always had beautiful skin, I’ve always had a nice beautiful glow, and it’s gone.
“So I had Botox and I didn’t like it, I looked a little weird, and then I had it again, and oh my gosh I loved it, I absolutely loved it, because it didn’t look like I I wasn’t anymore, I just didn’t look like myself, but not really a wrinkled pillow.’