Catherine Tyldesley joins Strictly Come Dancing 2019 - huge weight loss revealed

Catherine Tyldesley is joining Strictly Come Dancing 2019.

The Coronation Street star shrank from an amazing size 22 to a 10 in the past.

Appearing on This Morning today she revealed how she has been preparing for the dancing competition.

“The past few weeks I’ve been trying to do some more cardio,” she told Ruth and Eamonn.

She also revealed due to her larger size in the past she avoided dancing.

She said: “At drama school I always used to swerve dance class because I was so big I felt self conscious.”

Catherine Tyldesley’s weight loss transformation has been amazing. 

She lost five stone before she tread the cobbles in one of the UK’s most famous soaps.

In recent times she has been focusing on the gym, getting in shape using one specific diet plan.

Catherine’s diet plan


Omlette (3 eggs) with wilted spinach, tomatoes and mushrooms.


Prawns or tuna with broccoli and four Brazil nuts.


Chicken and avocado salad with a side of grilled asparagus.


Blueberries or an apple.


Homemade steak burgers with aubergine fries.

Sweet treat:

Cocotrients mixed into a coconut yogurt.

Who else is taking part in Strictly Come Dancing 2019? 

Emma Barton was announced on The One Show on Wednesday evening. She plays fan-favourite Honey Mitchell on BBC soap EastEnders.

Chris Ramsey, critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, us also taking part.

They will be joined by former England football goalkeeper David James.

Retiring from the sport in 2013, David has been involved in a number of projects, including modelling for H&M and working as a football analyst and building up his television personality.


2004 winner: Natasha Kaplinsky

Newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky was the first celebrity to win the BBC dancing series, which originally aired in July of 2004. She was partnered with Brendan Cole. They finished 39 points ahead of competitor Christopher Parker.

2004 winner: Jill Halfpenny

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Jill Halfpenny was the second star to impress the judges with her dancing skills. Partnered with Darren Bennett, the pair beat off competition from Julian Clary and Denise Lewis in December of 2004.

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