Claire Sweeney gains 2 stone !

How Claire Sweeney piled on two stone … on purpose

Claire started many years ago on Brookside a soap set in Liverpool.  Over the years she has often spoken about her struggle to maintain a slender figure and when you see photos from over the years she has been slim and a little bit more chunky, but not what I ever would call fat.  But now Claire Sweeney has willingly put on two stones  –  in only six weeks.  The 37-year- old actress deliberately gorged herself for a TV documentary to show how easy it is to become obese.   She goes from 9st 12lb at the beginning of the process to 11st 10lb at the end, and sees her bra size swell from a C cup to a G cup – can’t say that I think  her boobs are a size G !

 Claire Sweeney
After – with a more rounded tummy and fuller boobs – but a G ????

Claire Sweeney’s weight went from 9st 12lb when she started filming the documentary  My Big Fat Diet to 11st 10l.    In Claire Sweeney: My Big Fat Diet, to be shown on ITV January 6, the former Brookside star travels to America where she is told she should be a UK size six to make it in Hollywood.   The documentary sees her try to gain as much weight as possible in an attempt to show the ‘personal and social consequences of being overweight’.   And for Miss Sweeney, it is an experience that will bring back unpleasant memories.   Her weight ballooned after she appeared in the West End musical Chicago in 2001.

She said: ‘I went to my favourite restaurant in Soho every night and had Thai chicken, fat chips, eggs benedict, Jack Daniel’s and wine. And I loved Pizza Express  –  I was just eating everything and dancing it off during the performances.  ‘I got so fat, gossips thought I was pregnant.’  She became conscious of her figure after appearing on Celebrity Big Brother, also in 2001, and went on the low carbohydrate Atkins diet, but collapsed after four weeks.

Claire Sweeney Claire Sweeney

Claire admits her weight ballooned in 2001 after she appeared in the West End musical Chicago.   She said: ‘My temperature soared and I couldn’t stop shaking. I was diagnosed with a kidney infection.’   After that she vowed she would never follow such a diet again.   For the documentary Miss Sweeney, who is currently playing Snow White’s evil stepmother in panto, was advised by a doctor and her health was regularly monitored.  The programme is one of three diet shows  on ITV in the New Year. One will feature celebrities and experts explaining how best to diet.  The third, The Biggest Loser, sees people competing to shed the most weight.


  1. […] put on weight and how easy it was to become obese.  The difference is amazing you can read more on underwearqueen Claire Sweeney blog entry, where you can see some […]

  2. She looks 100 times sexier afterwards!

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