Emmerdale star Lisa Riley has compared her dramatic weight loss to singer Adele, revealing it was triggered by a “lightbulb moment”.
Lisa is determined that her weight loss does not overshadow her on-screen achievements, like she thinks that Adele’s singing career is taking a back seat to her body transformation.
Speaking to The Sun, Lisa said that she has found it saddening that people seemingly talk about how much weight has lost and not how many Grammy awards as a singer has won.
The soap actress has said that she didn’t want her time to be all about how she has lost weight either.
Lisa said: “It’s as if we are going to forget how many Grammys she has won and all of a sudden go, ‘She has lost an awful lot of weight’.
“Let’s talk about her talent and how phenomenal she is.
“Of course she looks stunning, amazing and sensational but it’s about how she has turned a corner in her life — just as I did when mum died.”
Lisa said that during that time she became “petrified of developing Type 2 diabetes” and she believes that Adele would have had a similar “light bulb moment that triggered her, too.”
Lisa said that she has “never felt better” and is loving that she is “curvy” and is particularly impressed with her bum.
She revealed that they joke on the Emmerdale set that while her backside “might not be J-Lo” she is pleased that “it’s mine!”
Lisa has warned that everyone should “live the life they want to” and that “nobody has any rights to judge a person about the way they look.”