By George Stephens •
Published: 27 Feb 2020 • 11:45
X Factor contestant Emma Chawner has open up and talked of her pride at losing 13 stone in weight to Spain’s favourite fitness queen Lorraine Kelly after being labelled a ‘flump’ by Simon Cowell in her X Factor audition.
Lorraine who trains often in Nicky Addis Zumba classes in Benalmadena listened carefully to how she had become the inspiration and driving force by the incredible weight loss.
Her audition was screened to millions around the world back in 2007 as she appeared in a gown made by her father as she sang ” My heart will go on”
Spain’s Favourite Fitness Queen Lorraine Kelly Hears How She Was The Inspiration Of X Factor Contestant 13 stone weight lose
Simon Cowell nastily labelled the 17-year-old a ‘flump’, whilst taking the Mickey out of her dress her dress, causing her mum and dad to storm into the audition to have a pop at he panel when they said all voted no.
Afterwards, she was targeted by trolls and key board warriors globally, who called her family ‘scroungers’ after it was revealed the family had claimed £290,000 in state benefits between them over the years.
But appearing on Lorraine this morning on ITV, the 29-year-old shocked the TV presenter, who said she’d ‘got her spark back’ after previously meeting her when she was first trying to lose weight.
Emma smiled with glee that she had turned her life around, and explained she was now employed as a professional childminder, which helped her walk up to six miles a day to keep her healthy.
‘I’ve done it all myself this time, noone’s pushed me to do it,’ she said. ‘I weren’t healthy, I was always out of breath, my asthma got worse, and I ended up diabetic as well.’ ‘I’ve still got a bit to go. I want to get down to 12 stone at least,”
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