Natalie Cassidy has been a regular feature on British television for many years. Fans are likely to have noticed her changing shape over the years.
Natalie Cassidy exercise plan
Natalie ran 18 miles a day as preparation for the marathon.
Natalie still runs, posting on Twitter recently: “On gloomy days like this running will make you feel so much better…!”
Natalie is not the only soap star to have lost a lot of weight in recent years.
“At its worst I used to drink two two-litre bottles of Coke a day. I know now how much sugar is in it.
“But, when you are addicted, you don’t realise how much you are getting through. In the end, it was my dad who pointed it out.”
This amounted to a whopping 800 extra calories a day.
That is enough to cause anyone to put on extra weight.