Chanelle Hayes showed off her impressive nine-pound weight loss in a black crop top as she began wedding preparations on Sunday.
The 35-year-old “Big Brother” star showed off her slim figure in the casual outfit as she posed for an Instagram snap selfie at a bridal shop.
Chanelle announced she said “yes to the dress” as she prepares to tie the knot with fiancé Dan Bingham next year.
The reality star – who met her boyfriend in 2021 and got engaged a year later in April 2022 – gushed that she “can’t wait to walk down the aisle now.”
She wrote: “I SAID YES TO THE DRESS!!!!!! Swipe to see the dress style I’ve chosen! (Jokegggg)
Looking good: Chanelle Hayes showed off her impressive nine stone weight loss in a black crop top as she began wedding preparations on Sunday
Exciting: The ‘Big Brother’ star showed off her slim figure as she revealed she said ‘yes to the dress’ as she prepares to tie the knot with fiancé Dan Bingham next year
“Thank you to Louise from @lovecherishbridal for making me, my mum and my bridesmaids so welcome.” I had the best day today.
“I can’t wait to walk down the aisle!” How can I keep this dress a secret for a year?
The star lost a whopping nine pounds after undergoing gastric sleeve surgery in August 2020, which saw her go from a size 18 to a size 10.
This comes after Chanelle shared a series of smitten snaps with fiancé Dan Bingham last month.
Although she usually keeps her partner out of the limelight and only posts a picture of him after the engagement, the mother-of-two shared a touching tribute to her partner.
The star posted a video to her Instagram sharing a series of snaps of the couple from their engagement and since they met.
In one photo, the couple take a selfie while snuggling up in bed. They seemed more in love than ever as Chanelle placed her hand on her fiancé’s chest and nuzzled his cheek.
In another instance, Chanelle closes her eyes and kisses his cheek dressed for a big night out.
Loved up: The reality star – who met her boyfriend in 2021 and got engaged a year later in April 2022 – gushed that she “can’t wait to walk down the aisle now.”
Chanelle also shared a picture of herself pointing to her ring while showing off her sun-kissed tan.
The TV personality shares her son Blakely with ex-partner Matthew Bates, who she dated between 2009 and 2010.
She also has Frankie with Edward Oates, who she dated on and off from 2016-2017.
Chanelle presented her new blended family and shared sweet pictures of the couple spending time with their children.
The four of them could be seen beaming as they curled up on the couch while Dan snapped a selfie.
Sharing the adorable photo collection, Chanelle gushed about her partner and admitted she never thought she’d meet “someone like him”.
She wrote, “I didn’t think I would meet someone like you but somehow I did.”
“I love you @danbing93 …. You are the best person in the whole world. ❤️ #love #couple #memories #engaged #family #happy #forever’.
The TV star underwent stomach surgery in 2020 and explained at the time that the surgery was a “last resort” after years of struggling with her weight.
After the surgery, she took to social media to explain the reasons for going under the knife: ‘It was an accumulation of things: medical issues related to obesity, mental health deterioration, I hardly left the house.’ I needed a second chance at my health.’
Happy family: This comes after Chanelle shared a series of smitten snaps with fiancé Dan Bingham, son Blakely and daughter Frankie last month
Health: The TV star underwent stomach surgery in 2020 and explained at the time that the surgery was a ‘last resort’ after years of struggling with her weight (pictured in 2018)
Chanelle was asked if she felt she had any options, to which she wrote, “Yeah, definitely.” I would have continued to dig myself into an early grave if I hadn’t tried surgery. It’s not for everyone and I’ve researched it extensively and it’s been life changing.”
And this month, she appeared on a podcast and explained that she believes the toxic, unhealthy cycle she found herself in a few years ago is harder to break than if she were addicted to heroin or alcohol.
The mother-of-two admitted she felt “really miserable” when she found out how to develop a healthy relationship with food, eventually deciding to have surgery as a last resort.
“I used to get really sick eating,” she tells Johnny Seifert on the Secure The Insecure podcast.
“Other people who haven’t experienced binge eating or the cycles of unhealthy eating and binge eating would say, ‘Oh my god, some cookies calm us down. ‘We all eat a few biscuits every now and then, like to relax’.”
“But if that was alcohol or heroin or any type of drug and you had only taken a small portion of it, you would know for sure that this is your break in your sobriety.
“It’s no different there. It really takes the support to have a healthy diet for a lifetime and eat in moderation, with the occasional treat.”