Lisa Riley Ignored By 'Loose Women' As They Fail To Recognise Her After Dramatic Weight Loss

She was a guest on the ITV daytime show.

28/04/2016 15:27

The 'Loose Women' admitted they'd had trouble recognising Lisa Riley when she made an appearance on the ITV daytime show on Thursday (28 April).

The former 'Emmerdale' actress - who has lost an impressive eight stone in recent months - was ignored by some of the panellists ahead of her interview, as the presenters didn't realise it was her. 

"Isn't it true that two of us have walked past you today because we didn't recognise you?" Ruth Langsford asked Lisa, who confirmed it was true. 

Lisa Riley appeared on 'Loose Women'

Penny admitted: "Lisa shook my hand and said, 'Hello Penny, I'm Lisa,' and I was like, '... Oh my god!' There she was in the green room - I had no idea!"

Lisa revealed the same thing happens "wherever she goes", adding: "That's the reaction I never thought I'd ever have in my life. And to see people's reactions is a real spur-on."

The actress also claimed she sometimes has trouble recognising herself after her transformation. 

"To be honest, it's still hard to see my reflection because I look so different," she said. "It's insane when I look back at old photos. I am so proud of what I've achieved - but I needed to do it. I am so happy now.

"Don't get me wrong, I'm never going to be Kate Moss. But sometimes, I get old clothes out of my wardrobe and when I try them on, they fit like a tent!"

Lisa has lost eight stone

She added "I would like to stress that I don't believe in fad diets or anything like that. I don't believe in diets where you're allowed to cheat. I f you're going to do something, do it properly. I lost the weight the sensible way."

Lisa recently revealed that she is considering surgery to remove excess skin, following her weight loss.

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Lisa dropped from a size 30 to a size 16

She dropped from a size 30 to a size 16 after deciding to cut out alcohol and overhaul her diet, as well as taking regular exercise, including Zumba and yoga classes.

Lisa previously claimed she was inspired to make lifestyle changes after her father had a cancer scare and was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.

'Loose Women' airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV. 

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