Strictly's Ranvir Singh reveals she has lost half a stone since starting training

Shedding the pounds: Strictly's Ranvir Singh revealed on Wednesday that she has lost half a stone since starting training for the show as she claimed she is 'too scared to eat'

Ranvir Singh revealed on Wednesday’s Good Morning Britain she has lost half a stone since starting her training for Strictly Come Dancing. 

The TV presenter, 43, told her co-presenters Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan that as well as training she has been ‘too scared to eat’ while preparing to step out on the ballroom for the first time on Saturday. 

She began discussing her slimmer frame when Susanna told her: ‘My goodness, you look like you’ve been in a training room, working hard!’

Shedding the pounds: Strictly's Ranvir Singh revealed on Wednesday that she has lost half a stone since starting training for the show as she claimed she is 'too scared to eat'

Shedding the pounds: Strictly’s Ranvir Singh revealed on Wednesday that she has lost half a stone since starting training for the show as she claimed she is ‘too scared to eat’

Ranvir asked if she meant she ‘look[ed] a bit slimmer’, to which Susanna and Piers said that she did.

Admitting she’d shed some weight, Ranvir said: ‘To tell you the truth, I weighed myself this morning, and I have lost half a stone!

‘Don’t follow this rule – I am so scared, I can’t eat. I am eating loads of fruit and stuff.’

Susanna said Ranvir was ‘glowing’, as she went on to say that as a former contestant she understood the nerves she must be feeling have ‘suppresse[d] your appetite.’

Impressed: She began discussing her slimmer frame when Susanna told her: 'My goodness, you look like you've been in a training room, working hard!'

Impressed: She began discussing her slimmer frame when Susanna told her: ‘My goodness, you look like you’ve been in a training room, working hard!’

Results: Admitting she'd shed some weight, Ranvir said: 'To tell you the truth, I weighed myself this morning, and I have lost half a stone!

Results: Admitting she’d shed some weight, Ranvir said: ‘To tell you the truth, I weighed myself this morning, and I have lost half a stone!

Joking about her potential professional dance partner, Ranvir quipped: ‘And the poor fella’s got to lug me around! He might have to lift me, I feel sorry for him!’

Piers went on: ‘You’ve got that rather unfortunate extreme energy that everyone off Strictly gets.’ 

‘The old sparkle comes on, and you all basically go a bit nuts and spend your whole time bouncing around.

‘In my dressing room you get the feed before you come on air, and Ranvir was practising for her half hour news slot, and I could see she just wanted to dance!’

Nerves: Ranvir told viewers, 'Don't follow this rule - I am so scared, I can't eat. I am eating loads of fruit and stuff'

Nerves: Ranvir told viewers, ‘Don’t follow this rule – I am so scared, I can’t eat. I am eating loads of fruit and stuff’

Similar experience: Susanna said Ranvir was 'glowing', as she went on to say that as a former contestant she understood the nerves she must be feeling have 'suppresse[d] your appetite'

Similar experience: Susanna said Ranvir was ‘glowing’, as she went on to say that as a former contestant she understood the nerves she must be feeling have ‘suppresse[d] your appetite’

Agreeing with him, Ranvir laughed as she admitted: ‘I asked our PA if he could count me in with, ‘five six seven eight and-‘ into the show, that would help me understand musical timing!’

Susanna joked with Ranvir: ‘You think you’re living on a planet with just sequins and stardust in the air. 

The trouble is, there comes a point at which you have to take the rocket back down to the planet.’ 

Amused: Joking about her potential professional dance partner, Ranvir quipped: 'And the poor fella's got to lug me around! He might have to lift me, I feel sorry for him!'

Amused: Joking about her potential professional dance partner, Ranvir quipped: ‘And the poor fella’s got to lug me around! He might have to lift me, I feel sorry for him!’

Preparing: Piers revealed that Ranvir 'just wanted to dance' while preparing for the day's news, and she admitted she'd asked the 'PA if he could count me in with, 'five six seven eight and-'

Preparing: Piers revealed that Ranvir ‘just wanted to dance’ while preparing for the day’s news, and she admitted she’d asked the ‘PA if he could count me in with, ‘five six seven eight and-‘

Last month, Ranvir admitted that she is hoping gruelling training will help ‘shed the pounds’ and make her ‘braver’. 

She told Women’s Own magazine: ‘We don’t all have the body confidence of Richard Arnold. The wardrobe department will have their hands full in more than one way. 

‘I put on a stone in lockdown so if the training helps shed the pounds maybe I’ll become braver as it goes on.’

Ranvir jokingly added: ‘I’ll be glad to get out of my Uggs and puffa jackets! I just hope I can remember to walk in heels, never mind dance in them.’

Hopes: Last month, Ranvir admitted that she is hoping gruelling training will help 'shed the pounds' and make her 'braver.

Hopes: Last month, Ranvir admitted that she is hoping gruelling training will help ‘shed the pounds’ and make her ‘braver.

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