Claire Sweeney to write steamy stage show

Claire Sweeney writing Sex in Suburbia stage play

Claire Sweeney arrived on our screens in Brookie  or Brookside, the soap from Liverpool that had the first lesbian kiss that rocked the soap world,  she is now going to write Britain’s answer to Sex and the City.

She is writing it as I am writing my snippet and she is planning on calling it ”

Sex in Suburbia” which she says will be Britain’s answer to Sex and the City.

Claire revealed the comedy is set to premier at the Royal Court Liverpool next summer before going on tour.

She said: “Sex and the City is very glamorous and this is the British housewives’ guide to sex.

“It’s about a late night radio phone-in show and women’s disastrous dating scenarios. It’s the first show I’ve ever written, so it is terrifying. It will be one of my scariest nights ever. But I’m excited.”

We all know the characters from Sex and the City and how they have changed through each series becoming more and more polished so much so that the films were shot with soft focus lenses and there was so much make-up and flowing garments to sink a battle ship.

Claire Sweeney My Big Fat Diet

So many of the papers are writing about Claire Sweeney and her weight gain of 6 weeks! and the TV programme My Big Fat Diet was on tonight and made for interesting viewing – did you see it and the changes?

ITV1, 9pm Tuesday 6th January 2009

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At a time when many of us are starting diets, Claire Sweeney is going to stuff her face silly.

The Daily Mirror wrote : In a Morgan Spurlock Super Size Me-type experiment, Claire ditches her healthy lifestyle to discover how easy it is to get fat, and what effect it has on her body.

Consider it the unofficial follow-up to ITV1’s The Truth About Size Zero, in which Louise Redknapp’s dress size went in completely the opposite direction.  Claire usually eats a balanced diet and exercises three times a week to maintain her size 12 figure. But for six weeks she’ll eat whatever she fancies.

For anyone who has to watch their diet, it sounds like a dream job. And Claire certainly looks like the cat that got the cream when she goes to the supermarket – quite literally at one point as she necks fatty, creamy milk while still in the aisles.   But unfortunately, wolfing down custard slices, cream cakes and hamburgers yields predictable results. And as her waistline grows, her confidence diminishes – especially when she goes to Hollywood and comes in for a slating from image-conscious film industry experts (although by their freaky standards, even her regular dress size is considered big).

It’s amazing how much weight she puts on in such a short time but the real shock for Claire is discovering what health risks her new shape poses.  Meanwhile, here’s an unofficial Big Fat Diet game for you. Take a bite of cake every time you see someone on the programme who’s overdosed on sunbeds!!! Well that will make 93 then!!!!!!

Claire only seems to know orange people so you’ll be the size of a house in no time.

Okay experiment over how long to lose that weight then??????? another programme then the My Big Fat get back to where I was six weeks ago diet

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 !

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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.

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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.

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