Charlie Brooks has detailed how she became 'obsessed' with weight loss after shedding a whopping 2st in just two months.
The former EastEnders star, 40, filmed her fitness DVD, Charlie Brooks’ Before & After Workout, in 2005 and has now revealed how the process effected her confidence.
Speaking with The Sun's Fabulous Magazine, Charlie explained that she's always had a 'complicated relationship' with her body and the DVD made that 'extreme'.
'I went all in': Charlie Brooks has detailed how she became 'obsessed' with weight loss after shedding a whopping 2st in just two months (pictured in September 2020)Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Charlie said: 'I don't regret it, because it gave me an awareness of my body, but on the other hand, I crossed over into that kind of slightly obsessive weight loss thing.
'You know, always wanting to get back to 'that'.
'I've definitely had quite a complicated relationship with my body, never feeling pretty enough or healthy enough, and with the DVD it was extreme. I went all in.'
Charlie added that she still struggles at times with accepting her figure and can feel 'disgusting', but is now about '70 per cent' of the way to body acceptance.
Transformation: The actress, 40, filmed her hit fitness DVD, Charlie Brooks’ Before & After Workout, in 2005 (pictured in 2002)
Villain: Charlie also teased that 'she's always thinking' about an EastEnders comeback after it was reported her character Janine would make an explosive return to Albert Square (pictured pushing Barry Evans, played by Shaun Williamson)
The mum-of-one also teased her EastEnders return saying she 'always thinks' about going back to the soap and to 'never say never'.
Charlie continued that because her character Janine is 'very layered', it means the storyline could go in any direction.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Last month, it was reported that Charlie would resurrect her role as the murderous Janine on EastEnders, seven years after she departed Albert Square.
Candid: The star said she 'doesn't regret' doing her exercise DVD but 'crossed over into that kind of slightly obsessive weight loss thing' after filming the fitness video
Honest: 'I've definitely had quite a complicated relationship with my body, never feeling pretty enough or healthy enough, and with the DVD it was extreme. I went all in,' Charlie added
It was claimed that Charlie would make an explosive return to Albert Square, leaving fans swarming social media to state she would 'save the soap'.
The murderous character is said to be part of a 'huge' storyline planned by BBC bosses, according to The Sun.
Charlie explained why she is excited to reclaim the role of Janine on the podcast.
She added: 'She's good fun, I love Janine. I always wonder what she's been up to. I think it's really important to sympathise with your characters and for me, she became so layered.
'I honestly believe she's completely misunderstood in so many ways, although she does get more and more difficult to defend. But that is where all the juicy stuff is.'
Charlie is reportedly set to reinstate her role as a full-cast member on the soap, with filming set to begin in the next few weeks.
Plot details are not yet known, but Janine has been involved in her fair share of drama during her time on the soap, which first began in 1999.
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