Dawn French, 62, says she has put weight on but 'doesn't give a f**k'

Dawn French has said that she has put on weight again after her staggering seven and a half stone loss in 2014.

Speaking on her podcast French and Saunders: T**ting About, the actress, 62, said she is 'back to being an entire barrel' but 'doesn't give a f**k'.

The Vicar Of Dibley star didn't disclose how much weight she has put on, but said she refuses to 'dislike herself' and is happy as long as she can keep walking. 

The comedian dramatically starting losing weight in 2011 following her split from Lenny Henry and in 2014, she revealed that it was so she could have keyhole surgery for a secret hysterectomy after a cancer scare. 

Pictured: Dawn French has said that she has put weight on following her staggering seven and a half stone loss in 2014 (pictured last month in London)

Pictured: Dawn French has said that she has put weight on following her staggering seven and a half stone loss in 2014 (pictured last month in London) 

Speaking on the podcast alongside Jennifer Saunders, Dawn said: 'I've gone back to being an entire barrel but do you know what, I'm going to be 63 this year, I don't give a f**k, I really don't, so long as I can walk.

'I'm not going to be stingy to myself anymore. I never did dislike anything about my body, even when I was very, very fat. I refuse to be forced to dislike myself.

'I used to get really angry when I did lose weight, people going, ''You look so well,'' as if you looked awful before - rewarding you for managing it, which is not easy, I accept that.

'But I didn't want people to give me approval. It's so patronising.' 

'I don't give a f**k!' Talking on her podcast French and Saunders: T**ting About, The Vicar Of Dibley actress, 62, said she is 'back to being an entire barrel' but 'doesn't give a f**k' (pictured after her weight loss in 2015)

Way back when: Dawn pictured before in 2005

'I don't give a f**k!' The actress, 62, said she is 'back to being an entire barrel' but 'doesn't give a f**k' (pictured, left, after her weight loss in 2015 and, right, and before in 2005) 

Confidence: Dawn insisted she refuses to 'dislike herself' and said she is happy as long as she can keep walking (pictured last month)

Confidence: Dawn insisted she refuses to 'dislike herself' and said she is happy as long as she can keep walking (pictured last month)

Dawn looked happy and healthy when she reprised her role of Geraldine Granger in The Vicar Of Dibley for BBC's Big Night In earlier this year during the height of lockdown. 

The star also looked slim when she stepped out in London last month for a two-minute Silent Stand to demand help for theatres amid the coronavirus crisis.   

The comedian started losing weight in 2011 amid speculation she'd had a gastric band fitted or was suffering from stress after her split from Lenny Henry.

In 2014, Dawn revealed the real reason behind her weight loss and said she needed to have a hysterectomy following a cancer scare.

Before: The comedian dramatically starting losing weight in 2011 following her split from Lenny Henry (pictured in 2007)

Before: The comedian dramatically starting losing weight in 2011 following her split from Lenny Henry (pictured in 2007)

Candid: Talking on the podcast alongside Jennifer Saunders, Dawn said: 'I've gone back to being an entire barrel but do you know what, I'm going to be 63 this year, I don't give a f***, I really don't, so long as I can walk.' (pictured in 2017)

History: Dawn pictured in 2010

Candid: In 2014, Dawn revealed her weight-loss was so she could have keyhole surgery for a hysterectomy (pictured, left, post weight-loss in 2017, and, right, pre weight-loss in 2010) 

She said at the time her doctor was convinced she had uterine cancer and although the results of a first biopsy came back clear he ordered a second one which prompted her to make the decision to have surgery to remove her womb.

Dawn was given the choice to have an invasive operation but opted for

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