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Chanelle Hayes shares her body story as she talks about her 'miracle' pregnancy

PREGNANT REALITY STAR CHANELLE HAYES REVEALS HER SHOCK AFTER FINDING OUT SHE WAS EXPECTING BABY NUMBER TWO

Chanelle Hayes says a baby was far from her mind after gaining weight over Christmas - instead putting the extra pounds down to overindulging.

The 29-year-old, who has found love with PE teacher Ryan Oates, says: 'I was thinking I was just really happy (with Ryan) that I thought I could eat a burger and a takeaway and didn't need to go to the gym.

'But then I realised my jeans that were my 'big jeans' didn't even fit. Then my back and knee were playing up. I hadn't had a period in seven months and I've got polycystic ovaries. I'd been made aware by the doctor that the chances of conceiving got smaller and smaller with all the weight I'd gained.'

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Harry Derbidge shares his body story: 'I could go a day without eating'

FORMER TOWIE STAR HARRY DERBIDGE ADMITS: 'I WAS SKIN AND BONES' AS HE TELLS US HIS BODY STORY

Reality star Harry Derbidge reveals his weight plummeted to just seven stone after a battle with a food phobia as a child.

The 23-year-old revealed he could go 'a day' without eating in his first TV interview since opening up about his eating disorder in an Instagram post last week.

Thankfully Harry - who is now just over 11 stone - admits he now feels happier and healthier than ever before after gaining weight.

He says: 'I was a diagnosed with a food phobia and the phobia was not knowing what something would taste like. I could go a day without eating.'

Harry continued: 'I also wouldn't have certain foods touching on a plate. There was a bit of OCD there as well. I was 16 when I started on TOWIE and I thought that's just how I looked. Whenever people approached me in the street for a photo I used to overhear people say "oh that boy needs a hamburger." I was really skinny.'

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Cerrie Burnell shares her body story: 'When I was a child I battled to get that prosthetic arm off - this is me!'

CERRIE BURNELL JOINS LOOSE WOMEN BODY STORIES

Having faced prejudice due to her disability, TV presenter-turned-children's author Cerrie joined us to share her body story.

Cerrie, who was born with part of her right arm missing, faced criticism when she was a children's TV presenter with parents complaining her missing arm was scaring their kids.

But today, Cerrie hit back at the critics.

'I'm very wary of this word hurtful and I think that makes it personal to me, which it was but in another sense was it was much broader than that,' Cerrie said.

'Almost akin to racism, it was a prejudice... misguided or afraid,' Cerrie added. 'Some children are scared of my arm - it’s a weird arm, lets just say it how it is - some children are scared of the dark, spiders. It’s the parents role to reassure the child'.

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Loose Women Body Stories - get involved!

JOIN LOOSE WOMEN BODY STORIES!

Thank you for sharing your body stories with us. You can still get involved!

Tweet us your body story and photo here with #MyBodyMyStory or email us Loose.Women@itv.com.

You can read all about our Body Stories campaign here.

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Ed Balls shares his body story and hits back at the body shamers: 'Being called fat and ugly can hurt'

ED BALLS SHARES HIS BODY STORY

Our very own Loose Man Ed joined in our Body Stories campaign and talked about his own experiences on the show.

'I’ve never worn this suit before, but I got it just in December, at the peak of my Strictly… and it’s um, it’s a bit tight,' Ed said. 'I’ve slightly thickened out. If you dance for 40 hours a week then you lose weight, and I can’t carry on doing that.'

Asked whether he was body confident, Ed told us: 'Everybody worries about are they getting fatter all the time, I worry about it partly because I want to be healthy.

'When you go to the doctor they always say, "If you lose a little bit of weight that would be better". But it’s also who I am. And my mum would say I’ve always been heavy-boned.'

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Michelle Heaton tells her body story and shows surgery scars after undergoing double mastectomy and hysterectomy

BRAVE MICHELLE HEATON TELLS HER BODY STORY: 'HERE ARE MY HYSTERECTOMY SCARS!'

Michelle joined us 'shaking' to tell her Body Story and reveal her hysterectomy scars for first time on live TV,

Michelle had a mastectomy and hysterectomy, due to the fact she's a BRCA2 gene carrier and is more likely to get breast and ovarian cancer. She underwent an elective double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery in 2012 before having a complete hysterectomy and oophorectomy to reduce her risk of developing ovarian cancer in 2015.

Wearing a low-rise bikini for the first time, Michelle bravely agreed to show her scars and talked us through the surgeries she's had to save her life, admitting, 'I'm shaking'.

She said: 'My whole thing is about trying to get women to be more confident and comfortable in their own body, and be who we want to be. So I thought, "If I don't do it, who am I to give advice to other people?"'

Michelle Heaton revealed her her c-section and hysterectomy scars

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