Ria Hebden details losing mummy pouch and half a stone thanks to Dancing On Ice

Dancing On Ice contestant Ria Hebden has revealed she's lost half a stone in six weeks thanks to her gruelling training schedule.

Speaking to OK!, the mum of two – who is known for presenting weekly entertainment slots on ITV's Lorraine – said she is starting to lose her "mummy pouch" through the intense regime too.

When asked if she'd seen a change in her body, Ria, 39, said: "Well, I had a bum before but it’s much tighter now! Kimberly Wyatt said to me the other day, 'Girl, your booty’s looking great!'

"I was like, 'Really? Oh, thanks,' because you can’t see it, can you? But what I’ve noticed is my tummy. I have that mummy pouch we all have, and that’s going."

Ria also said she's seen a change in her muscle tone, adding: "I’ve got these weird side muscles that surfers get! It’s from the twisting and core strength you need for the lifts, so if you want to get super-fit, skating is brilliant!

The star added she's lost "half a stone in the first six weeks." She said: "Not intentionally, I think it’s the constant twisting and turning on the ice."

Ria also revealed that the changes have made her think about her body confidence, explaining: "I think if anything, it’s made me see how strong my body is.

"I knew I had a strong upper body but just being able to do some of the things I can do with Łukasz [Rozycki, Ria's pro partner], it’s made me realise we’re stronger than we think.

"And doing yoga before helped me with flexibility. But I also listen to my body. So if anything starts to niggle, I don’t push that."

This weekend, Ria became the first celebrity to face the dreaded skate-off on the hit ITV show.

The presenter is paired with pro Lukasz and the duo will perform again next Sunday in a bid to save themselves from being eliminated from the competition.

Ria and Lukasz performed a routine to Treat People With Kindness by Harry Styles, receiving a total of 24.5 points in Sunday 16 January's series opener.

Dancing On Ice hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield delivered the disappointing news as they announced: "Ria and Lukasz you are in the skate-off, please come and join us over here."

Phillip continued: "Somebody has to be but it's such a shame that it's you!" with Holly adding: "I'm so sorry!"

Ria admitted she was "gutted" and said: "I'm really gutted because we absolutely worked so hard on this skate and I enjoyed every second skating with Lukasz."

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