Loose Women panellist Coleen Nolan has hit back at fat shamers, telling them “it’s not easy to shed the pounds”.

The 51-year-old – who is currently following a new health regime – shared her weight loss woes saying that not everyone understands how hard the journey to a new physique is.

“People who have never needed to diet don’t understand.”

Coleen went on to reveal that she has already dropped a dress size and is now a 14-16.

But despite her achievements, and regular visits to the gym, Coleen insisted she won’t be pressurised into slimming down.

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