Patsy Palmer on her post-baby curves and resisting pressure to get back into shape

Patsy Palmer on her post-baby curves and resisting pressure to get back into shape

“A spray tan and Spanx works wonders”: Patsy Palmer on her post-baby curves and resisting pressure to get back into shape

12:34 PM on 18th July 2011

Post-pregnancy curves: Patsy Palmer, seen here with baby son Bertie back in March, says she is in no desperate hurry to lost her baby weight

Post-pregnancy curves: Patsy Palmer, seen here with baby son Bertie back in March, says she is in no desperate hurry to lost her baby weight

Happily married: Palmer and her husband of 10 years, Richard Merkell

Happily married: Palmer and her husband of 10 years, Richard Merkell

On-screen mum: Patsy with her EastEnders children, Maisie Smith, who plays her daughter Tiffany, and James Forde, who plays son Liam

On-screen mum: Patsy with her EastEnders children, Maisie Smith, who plays her daughter Tiffany, and James Forde, who plays son Liam

Best known role: Patsy as Bianca Butcher with Ronnie Branning (Samantha Womack), Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) and her on screen husband Ricky Butcher (Sid Owen)

Best known role: Patsy as Bianca Butcher with Ronnie Branning (Samantha Womack), Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) and her on screen husband Ricky Butcher (Sid Owen)