Dawn French reveals amazing weight loss

Dawn French showed off her svelte new figure at the Galaxy National Book Awards in London over the weekend and we did a double take, as the comedienne has shed a LOAD of weight.

The 54-year-old has lost four stone, dropping from 20 stone down to 16 stone in recent months.

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She told Woman magazine how she achieved her weight loss, saying: "I'm eating healthily, taking care of myself and feeling very happy indeed. Life is good. I want to go to Pilates classes, actually."

The 'Vicar Of Dibley' actress has given up chips in favour of salad and has restricted the amount of chocolate she now eats to the occasional bar.

At Galaxy National Book Awards in Nov 2011 and Glamour Women Of The Year Awards in June 2011 / WireImage

Having separated from husband Lenny Henry last April after 25 years of marriage, the 'French and Saunders' star is still single but has been spending time with "gentlemen callers."

She said: "The only thing that's new is meeting new chaps. But what is that other than extremely exciting and very good fun? I don't even want to call it dating, like some teenager.

"I'm just trying to have a bit of fun every now and again. I'm taking some people up on offers and I'm not taking up other people."

At British Academy Television Awards in April 2009 and Chronicles of Narnia premiere in Dec 2005 / WireImage

Would she walk down the aisle again?

"I'm open to marrying again but I'm certainly not thinking about it right now. I'm absolutely not finding it hard to be single. It's all great."

You're looking great too, Dawn.