Catherine Tyldesley has hit back trolls who accused her of editing her Instagram photos.
The former Coronation Street star, 37, said she needs to ‘graft’ to maintain the size she is and that she would never use Photoshop as it would be bad for her own mental health and that of others.
In an interview with The Sun’s Fabulous Magazine, she said she was ‘gutted’ when she was accused of editing her waist in January when she posted a throwback photo from a cover shoot.
Setting the record straight: Catherine Tyldesley has hit back on trolls who accused her of editing her Instagram photos
She told the publication: ‘I was gutted because it’s something I would never, ever do.
“Photoshopping is not only bad for that person’s mental health in terms of body dysmorphism, but it also affects the mental health of the people who see that image and compare themselves.”
She added that she has to work ‘really hard’ to stay ‘smaller’ and that staying healthy is ‘not easy’.
The Beauty also discussed how, because influencers so often use filters and apps to change their body and face, people sometimes assume everyone is doing it.
Fair: The former Coronation Street star, 37, said she needs to ‘graft’ to maintain the size she is and would never use Photoshop
The star said she’s always been self-conscious about her jaw because she thinks it’s ‘manly’ and that’s why it upsets her when people accuse her of having filler in it because it took her a long time to settle down. feel comfortable with that part of her face.
She said, “You just don’t know the inner battle I’ve had to take to where I am today.”
About 10 years ago, Catherine lost a whopping six stones before joining the cast of Coronation Street.
When she dropped from a size 22 to a size 8-10, the soap star previously said that as a teenager she struggled to control her weight, saying she was motivated to shift the pounds in 2013 after being told by a director that she was too fat to play a leading lady.
Before: About 10 years ago, Catherine lost a whopping six stones before joining the cast of Coronation Street
Catherine dropped two more stones after giving birth to her son Alfie in 2015, and in 2018 she revealed her transformation after a 12-week fitness regimen.
Speaking of what motivated her to drop the pounds in a Q&A on Instagram in January, she said, “I couldn’t go up the stairs without gasping for breath.”
‘I had no energy and my skin was awful. Teaching myself about nutrition was the best thing I’ve ever done. ‘
Catherine shared a throwback photo of herself as a teenager, where she had a size 22 dress next to a photo of her after her staggering weight loss in a bikini on the beach.
Earlier that month, the actress again slammed trolls who accused her of photoshopping her figure on Instagram.
The actress shared a photo from a vintage shoot, but was inundated with comments from followers who claimed she airbrushed her waist to make herself slimmer.
Catherine said she ‘always had a small waist’ as she went into her stories to share a snap in a white corset from the wedding of Eva Price, her Coronation Street character in 2017.
In addition to the photo in the corset and suspenders, Catherine wrote: ‘Taken while filming Eve’s wedding – show a small waist – ZERO airbrushing – for those few who told me the waist isn’t real. I work b *** y hard to have a means. B **** r out ‘.
Real talk: Beauty also discussed how, because influencers so often use filters and apps to change their body and face, people sometimes assume everyone is doing it
The soap star didn’t stop there and continued, ‘I’m proud that I never airbrush my Instagram photos. I don’t even know where to start. I am the least technical person I know.
For those who comment on my waistline, I’ve always had a small waist. I work hard in the gym to stay healthy. If you have a problem with my waist, I recommend that you stop following – and try to be kinder to those with a narrow waist. ‘
She added, ‘May you find peace, negative people. I will pray for you.’
Catherine now speaks openly about the importance of health and nutrition, saying that some elements of the body’s positivity movement have gone too far.
Warning: Catherine recently urged government to address UK ‘obesity crisis’ in aftermath of COVID-19 pandemic
She said that when people say “I weigh 25 and I’m really healthy,” that’s “scientifically impossible.”
Catherine recently urged the government to address the UK’s ‘obesity crisis’ in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The actress accused the government of ‘not stealing twice’ about obesity and expressed dismay at Krispy Kreme’s decision to offer Americans free donuts that can prove they have been vaccinated against the coronavirus.
“I swear to god Boris, if you follow suit and start cutting back on fast food, knowing how severely obesity is affecting this virus, I will lose my marbles,” Catherine said in a passionate Instagram video.
‘I’m working hard for my waist!’: In January, the actress again slammed trolls who accused her of photoshopping her figure in this corset photo uploaded to her Instagram
The soap star suggested cutting prices for fruits and vegetables instead, saying, ‘Why not less fruits and vegetables? Why not send fruits and vegetables to families who cannot afford it. ‘
Catherine said in full: ‘We all know that the UK has been in an obesity crisis, an obesity epidemic, for years. The government doesn’t seem to be screaming twice.
‘We also know that if you contract COVID and you are obese or overweight, the battle is much worse.
“But if you move around with your vaccine passport in America, you get a free Krispy Kreme donut.”
She continued, “Do outreach: Free educational programs for families who want to learn more about nutrition.
Leaving gyms until the last minute when they are statistically one of the lowest places you can catch COVID. My mind is overwhelmed. ‘
Krispy Kreme announced Tuesday that it is giving away a free glazed donut every day to anyone who can prove they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
The chain shared the action on social media, revealing that any customer who shows a COVID-19 vaccination card at a participating US Krispy Kreme store is entitled to a free treat.
Vaccinated customers can claim one free donut every day until the end of 2021.
In her candid interview with Fabulous Magazine, she also revealed that the past year has been tough on her mental health, something she hasn’t struggled with before.
The Coroan virus has hit her family hard, with her parents becoming seriously ill with the virus and her grandfather, Derek, died of Covid-related complications in May, at the age of 90.
Soap: She played Eva Price on Corrie from June 2011 to August 2018 and recently confirmed that she would ‘absolutely’ return to the ITV soap if the opportunity presented itself in the future.