"There"ll always be a big girl inside me": Her weight gain sapped her confidence, but now Steps star Claire Richards has hit a high …

"There"ll always be a big girl inside me": Her weight gain sapped her confidence, but now Steps star Claire Richards has hit a high …

“There”ll always be a big girl inside me”: Her weight gain sapped her confidence, but now Steps star Claire Richards has hit a high – thanks to opera

2:16 AM on 9th July 2011

Comfortable: Claire feels she is now the

Comfortable: Claire feels she is now the “right size”

Contrast: A much larger Claire in 2007

Contrast: A much larger Claire in 2007

All smiles: Claire (centre) in Steps in 2000

All smiles: Claire (centre) in Steps in 2000

Moving forward: Looking trim in her fitness DVD in late 2008

Moving forward: Looking trim in her fitness DVD in late 2008