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Lucy Spraggan reveals her incredible weight loss after ditching the booze

Former X Factor star Lucy Spraggan admitted she was forced to give up the booze in a bid to lose weight after revealing her incredible body transformation on Tuesday morning. 

The singer looked notably slimmer, fitter and healthier while promoting fifth album Today Was A Good Day on the latest edition of daily breakfast show Lorraine. 

Reflecting on her appearance, Lucy, 28, admitted she had to make a number of lifestyle adjustments in order to slim down, among them her alcohol intake. 

Big change: The singer looked notably bigger outside ITV studios in 2013

Quite a difference: Former X Factor star Lucy Spraggan admitted she was forced to give up the booze in a bid to lose weight after revealing her incredible body transformation on Tuesday morning (pictured on Tuesday (L), and outside ITV studios in 2013  (R)

‘I ditched the beer, biscuits and bread quite a while ago,’ she told host Christine Lampard. 

‘I am good at doing things to an excess, I am not drinking at all at the moment so that makes a big difference. I had to knock them on the head.’   

The singer, who found fame after appearing on the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012, admitted her physical transformation has had a positive effect on her mental health.

Trim: The singer looked slimmer, fitter and healthier while promoting fifth album Today Was A Good Day on the latest edition of daily breakfast show Lorraine

Trim: The singer looked slimmer, fitter and healthier while promoting fifth album Today Was A Good Day on the latest edition of daily breakfast show Lorraine

Opening up: The singer, who found fame after appearing on the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012, admitted her physical transformation has had a positive effect on her mental health.

Admission: 'I think looking back at pictures of me before, physically I can see I was in a really bad place,' she said (pictured in 2013)

Opening up: The singer, who found fame after appearing on the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012, admitted her physical transformation has had a positive effect on her mental health

Let's talk: Lucy chatted to host Christine Lampard on Tuesday's edition of Lorraine

Let’s talk: Lucy chatted to host Christine Lampard on Tuesday’s edition of Lorraine

‘I feel much better, I was in a really bad place for quite a long time, I have always been very open about it,’ she said. 

‘I think looking back at pictures of me before, physically I can see I was in a really bad place.’ 

Reflecting on her journey back to mental and physical well-being, Lucy admitted that  adopting a positive attitude towards her own issues and an acceptance that life isn’t always perfect helped pull her through. 

Looking back: Reflecting on her journey back to mental and physical well-being, Lucy admitted that adopting a positive attitude towards her own issues (pictured in 2015)

Looking back: Reflecting on her journey back to mental and physical well-being, Lucy admitted that adopting a positive attitude towards her own issues (pictured in 2015)

Admission: 'Some days are awful, and it is easy to go to bed thinking that. It's hard to go to bed and say "I made it through today and that's a successful thing,"' she said

Admission: ‘Some days are awful, and it is easy to go to bed thinking that. It’s hard to go to bed and say “I made it through today and that’s a successful thing,”‘ she said 

‘It’s just important to realise how you feel,’ she explained. ‘Some days are awful, and it is easy to go to bed thinking that. It’s hard to go to bed and say “I made it through today and that’s a successful thing.”‘  

The singer’s body transformation is the latest development in what has been a busy seven years following her emergence on The X Factor, where she impressed by performing her own, self-composed songs.   

Having moved from her native Derbyshire to Greater Manchester, Lucy has juggled her own career while fostering a dozen children with her wife, Georgina Gordon. 

New chapter: The singer's body transformation is the latest development in what has been a busy seven years following her emergence on The X Factor

New chapter: The singer’s body transformation is the latest development in what has been a busy seven years following her emergence on The X Factor

Hands full: Having moved from her native Derbyshire to Greater Manchester, Lucy has juggled her own career while fostering a dozen children with her wife, Georgina Gordon (pictured)

Hands full: Having moved from her native Derbyshire to Greater Manchester, Lucy has juggled her own career while fostering a dozen children with her wife, Georgina Gordon (pictured)

And the singer admits she doesn’t rule out the possibility of a thirteenth when her promotional and touring commitments are finally completed. 

‘It was short term and respite,’ she said of her initial decision to foster. ‘We were living in Stockport so we fostered for Stockport council. I take my hat to anyone who is doing it.  

‘I would definitely want to do it in the future but I can’t really take them on tour at the moment.’ 

Hitting out: Lucy also dismissed James Arthur's claim that Glastonbury organisers are guilty of snobbery towards former talent show contestants

Hitting out: Lucy also dismissed James Arthur’s claim that Glastonbury organisers are guilty of snobbery towards former talent show contestants

Lucy’s hectic touring commitments included a performance on the Avalon Stage at this year’s Glastonbury Festival – her second appearance at the iconic event.  

‘This was my second year. It was just unbelievable,’ she recalled. ‘I cried after the first time, I balled my eyes out. It’s what I wanted to do. To be asked for a second year is amazing.’

The performance also undermined former X Factor star James Arthur’s claim that Glastonbury organisers are guilty of snobbery towards former talent show contestants. 

Inaccurate: Dismissing his claim, Lucy - who have previously exchanged bitter texts with the singer following his derogatory use of the word 'queer' in a diss rap - insisted nothing could be further from the truth

Inaccurate: Dismissing his claim, Lucy – who have previously exchanged bitter texts with the singer following his derogatory use of the word ‘queer’ in a diss rap – insisted nothing could be further from the truth

Dismissing his claim, Lucy – who have previously exchanged bitter texts with the singer following his derogatory use of the word ‘queer’ in a diss rap – insisted nothing could be further from the truth.  

‘I’m the only X Factor contestant who has ever played at Glastonbury,’ she said. ‘I don’t think there’s a snobbery.  

‘I think it has an ethos where you shouldn’t think you should be asked and if you do it’s an absolute honour.’ 

 

 

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