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Loose Women's Frankie Bridge admits she is 'better' at accepting her body after years of 'pressure'

Frankie Bridge has always put pressure on herself to look a certain way credit:Bang Showbiz
Frankie Bridge has always put pressure on herself to look a certain way credit:Bang Showbiz

Frankie Bridge is getting "better" at accepting her body after years of putting pressure on herself.

The 35-year-old star - who shot to fame as a child in S Club Juniors and then later on as a member of the Saturdays but is now known for making regular appearances as a panellist on ITV1's 'Loose Women' - admitted that she has always felt the need to look a certain way to some extent because of her job but has now realised that taking care of herself is about more than just diet and exercise.

She told OK! Magazine: "I think it’s something that’s always going to be in the back of my mind [putting pressure on herself]. I’ve always been that way inclined. I think especially with what I do as a job, you are more self-aware.

"But I genuinely am better with it now.

"Looking after myself is not just about working out or eating right. It’s making sure I’m ticking off all the boxes that bring me joy throughout my day.

"I think for people that have a lot of self-image issues, some of that comes down to control and feeling like you’ve got all your ducks in a row. It’s not always just about going to the gym."

The former 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!' star - who is married to footballer Wayne Bridge and has sons Parker, 10, and eight-year-old Carter with him- made her West End debut playing Jenny in the hit thriller play '2:22 A Ghost Story' in the summer of 2023 and explained that she had a "good routine" going before going into the show.

She said: "I was in a good routine before I did the play, but it completely threw everything off and I’ve really struggled to get back into a routine since then.

"I’m someone who has to train in the morning. If it doesn’t happen in the morning, then it’s not going to happen. And I’m lucky enough to have a gym at home, so I do weights."