'I'm trying not to lose any more' Katherine Jenkins shows off her slimmed-down figure as she loses over 1 1/2st on Dancing With The Stars
21:21 GMT, 10 April 2012
She's always been proud to be a poster girl for the curvier woman.
But while training daily for Dancing With The Stars, it was inevitable Katherine Jenkins's curves would come under threat.
The classical singer revealed she has lost over 1 1/2 stone thanks to her daily dance rehearsals and performances with professional partner Mark Ballas.
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Looking trim: Katherine Jenkins, pictured looking slim in a navy jumpsuit last week (left) has lost 1 1/2 st, compared to her curvier frame last year (right)
At an event in Los Angeles last week, the Welsh star's slimmed down size 6-8 (US size 2-4) figure was clear to see in a navy jumpsuit.
Aside from burning off the calories during rehearsals, Jenkins admitted the stress over the recent end of her engagement to Gethin Jones had also contributed to her weight loss.
She told the Daily Mail: 'I've lost a stone and a half.
'I'm burning so much energy now that it’s hard to put the weight back on.
Dance for me: Jenkins and partner Mark Ballas ended up with their lowest score on Monday's Rock Week-themed episode
Not letting her hair down: Katherine partied with her co-stars after the live show but kept her rock week updo in place
Party time: Katherine's dance partner Mark Ballas looked ready to let loose as he arrived at the after-party with his girlfriend
I like to be curvy so I’m trying not to lose any more. But I do want to
be healthy, too – there are so many skimpy costumes to wear. That
In an interview
with the MailOnline last year, Jenkins revealed she relied on a
combination of jogging and Bikram yoga to stay in shape.
said: 'I’m not naturally a person that wants to exercise, but I find
running is something I can do wherever I am in the world. I think Bikram
is a really good thing, I think everyone should do it.'
also follow a relaxed version of the Dukan diet – famously practised by
Jennifer Lopez, Gisele Bundchen and the Middleton women.
Teamwork: Maria Menounos (L) and dance partner Derek Hough received a great score on the show last night
Happy pair: Roshon Fegan, the youngest contestant, and dance partner Chelsie Hightower, also dazzled on the dancefloor
She explains: 'I do follow a version of the Dukan diet, but I don’t follow it to the extreme so a lot of fish and vegetables. If I want chocolate I’ll let myself have a bit of chocolate in moderation.'
Since the current series of Dancing With The Stars hit screens last month, Jenkins and Ballas topped the leaderboard for the first three weeks.
However, last night, they ended up in the middle with their Paso Doble scoring 24 – their lowest score to date.
Hit and miss: Petra Murgatroyd (L) would have been delighted after her partner Donald Driver took the top spot, while Jaleel White (R) didn't fare so well