'I've Finally Broken The Cycle!' Claire Richards Reveals Secret To Dropping SIX Dress Sizes.

There former Steps star showed off her new figure in a confident selfie after revealing how she overcame her weight battle.

Claire Richards Weight Loss Canvas

She's publicly spoken about her battle with weight after years of yo-yo dieting, but now Claire Richards looks more confident than ever in a new selfie posted to her Instagram.

The former Steps star, who has fluctuated between a size 20 and a side 8 over the years, unveiled a slender figure and a sleek new hairdo in a string of gorgeous selfies shared with her followers. 

Now she's revealed she plans to keep the weight off for good, thanks to a change in her diet and a healthier lifestyle.

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Claire shows a more shapely figure back in 2013 (Getty)

Claire recently told Bella  magazine: “I hope I've broken the cycle but I think I've learned my lesson by saying: ‘This time it's for good’."

The 38-year-old singer admitted that bad decisions and generous portion sizes have always been her "downfall" but has since cut down on her servings.

She adds: “I never needed to eat the amount of food I did - I eat a fraction of what I used to now."

Claire, who has two children, Daisy, six, and Charlie, nine, with husband Reece, revealed back in December that she now weighs nine-and-a-half stone after sticking to a calorie controlled diet.  


Had such a great at shooting with @josephsinclair Thankyou!! #new pics #newme xx

A photo posted by Claire Richards (@princessclarabella) onMay 24, 2016 at 5:20am PDT

Claire's struggle with weight has been heavily documented throughout her career and likened her love of food to an addiction.

She wrote in her tell-all-book 'All of Me: My Story': "I have an emotional connection to food.  Food for me is almost like a drug – I get an instant gratification from it, but it doesn’t last very long. So then I have to find the next thing to eat to satisfy my craving."

Now Claire has a better relationship with food and despite losing weight she is content with never being a "size zero" but is happy to maintain the figure she's finally happy with.  

She told Reveal magazine: "There is always a possibility that I could be a size 16 again in a year's time. I'm just taking each day as it comes. 

"Starting a diet is always the hardest bit, but it's never easy. It's a challenge and a battle every single day."

Well good on you Claire! You look fab!