The 'Vicar Of Dibley' star was pictured out and about in Australia earlier this week embracing her curves once more.
Following her divorce from her husband of 25 years, Lenny Henry, Dawn lost eight stone in a year after cutting out carbs, but later spoke of the fondness she had for her old body.
She has since said that she is happier now after putting the weight back on, telling Australia's New Idea magazine: "‘If you’ve got the gift of a bit of extra heft, use it.
"I don’t need you to be laughing at my fatness in a cruel or bullying way.
"Luckily in my life I’ve never experienced that, but I know that other big women do and don’t like it at all. I’ve always wrestled that into my control," she added.