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Barber-Lane: “I lost so much weight that my producer told me I didn’t look like Myra any more”

Nicole Barber-Lane has revealed that “Hollyoaks” producers asked her to regain some weight after she dropped four dress sizes. The actress explained that she didn’t look like her character Myra McQueen after slimming down from a size 22 to a size 14.

“I lost so much weight that my producer told me I didn’t look like Myra any more and would I mind putting a bit more weight back on?” she told PA. “So now I am a happy medium – a size 18 – but know that I can always lose weight again, once I want to.”

Barber-Lane explained that she slimmed down by using a tapping therapy, which involves tapping on certain acupressure points on the body.

“Over the course of the year, tapping every day, I went from being a complete couch potato to enjoying running, doing two marathons and going down from a size 22 to a 14,” she explained, adding that she has also used the technique on the Hollyoaks set.

“Tapping is great for remembering your lines,” she said. “Once the whole set was negative and I got everyone tapping – even if no-one believed in it, it definitely lightened the mood on set and got everyone laughing, whereas just ten minutes earlier everyone was anxious & running late.”

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