Former X Factor star Honey G attributes her two-stone weight loss to a gruelling fitness routine during lockdown

It's been a transformative time for the star.

Honey G, The X Factor
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The singer has been upping her fitness routine during lockdown, with a routine of running and yoga.

The X Factor's Honey G is almost unrecognisable after she showed off her dramatic two stone lockdown weight loss. Honey G, real name Anna Gilford, shot to fame in series 13 of The X Factor, when she went down a storm with viewers singing her catchy songs including The Honey G Show. And while she is instantly recognisable from her signature swagger - including sunglasses - Honey G has overhauled her look including her outfits and she looks incredible.

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What is Honey G doing these days?

The singer, 39, who gave up singing to become an estate agent, returned to music full-time shortly after, and now the star has set her sights on triathlons as well as making new tracks.

Honey updated fans on her whereabouts, and uploaded a picture of herself with the caption, "Honey G just completed her first Triathlon. Make sure you're streaming 'Waiting For Your Love' on Spotify and showing it some love!"

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So far Honey G has raised £220 of her £500 target for Mount Vernon Cancer Centre. You can donate here

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What do her followers think of The X Factor star's new look?

Fans cannot believe the shock transformation.

One fan wrote, 'You inspire me so much honey g, wow what an amazing effort, love u loads x" another fan put, While a third fan wanted to know her weightloss secrets, and added, "I remember when I saw ya first time on X Factor, you're completely changed... How did you become skinny?'

It's understood Honey G dropped from a size 18 to a 12 thanks to an intense exercise regime of running, triathlon and yoga.

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Speaking about her weight loss, Honey G told the Daily Star, "The weight loss has definitely given me the confidence to put myself out there.

"I've always had a bit of a complex about my weight and now I can shop in the likes of Topshop and Miss Selfridge.

"I used to be Size 16 to 18 but I recently bought a pair of size 12 trousers which feels so good."

And her new look has helped her regain confidence for dating again.

She explained, "The weight loss is making me feel better about myself and it's nice to wear something more revealing and sexy and know I can strut my thing."

Many will be familiar to Honey G doing her thing in the auditions, where she performed a mix of her own song before bursting into Missy Elliot's Let Me Work It.

And she confessed to lockdown dating. "I have been dating during lockdown but I've not quite found what I'm looking for at the moment," she said.

"I am of course looking for a woman who is attractive but also someone that I can have intelligent conversation with and share my sporting interests with too."

Go Honey, Go!

Selina Maycock

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 15 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She has covered all things Entertainment for GoodtoKnow, Woman&Home and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand.