CHANTELLE Houghton has revealed how she was left red-faced after a stranger asked if she was pregnant – when she had really put on weight.
The Celebrity Big Brother winner has admitted to gaining three stone over the past year.
Like a lot of people, she piled on the pounds during lockdown, but sadly someone mistook the extra weight for expecting a baby.
Speaking to this week's OK! magazine, Chantelle revealed the horrific incident.
"I started eating a lot of takeaways as it wasn’t always easy going to the supermarket – and being at home I was much less active," Chantelle revealed.
"The weight mainly went on my tummy, so many people were congratulating me for being pregnant," Chantelle said.
She started wearing baggy clothes and even stopped going to big social events.
The TV star has now set her sights on a healthy eating plan.
She said: "So I’ve started working with MuscleFood on a healthy eating plan, which is a positive thing for me to concentrate on."
Now the star enjoys working out by swimming, using the cross trainer and step machine.
During the interview, Chantelle also talked about how she has broken up with her fiancé.
She got engaged to property developer and alloy wheel repairer Michael Strutt last year after just a few months of dating.
But things did not work out between the pair and they have broken up.
“It was amicable and we are still very friendly. At the start of the year I moved out,” Chantelle said.
“With lockdown, I think a lot of people probably started relationships and we moved in together really quickly… I think that it put a lot of pressure on things and it just fizzled out.”
But the mum-of-one promises she's doing well after the shocking split.
"So it’s been a little while now and I’m in a really good, positive place," Chantelle revealed.
Chantelle rose to fame for being a normal girl thrust into Celebrity Big Brother aged 22, as part of a fictional girl band called Kandy Floss.
She went on to win the January 2006 series of CBB and bagged a boyfriend, Ordinary Boys frontman Samuel Preston, in the process.
The couple were engaged by April, married in August and separated the following June – with Chantelle by then a celeb in her own right.
She has daughter Dolly with ex and fellow CBB winner Alex Reid.
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