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Dawn French debuts makeover and hair transformation – fans react

The Comic Relief star previously explained why she had lost 7 stone

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Melanie Macleod
Wellness Editor
2 March 2023
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The Vicar of Dibley star Dawn French looked slimmer than ever during her latest red-carpet appearance, with compliments flooding in from fans.

Rocking a brand new bob hairstyle, complete with a heavy fringe that Claudia Winkleman would be proud of, Dawn wore an all-black ensemble that highlighted her newly trimmed-down frame. "You look fantastic! Loving your hair and your makeup, look gorgeous!" one commented on Instagram.

Dawn French smiling © Photo: Getty Images

Dawn French looked slim at an event

Another wrote: "I'd just like to say - you are the epitome of aging naturally, stunningly, gorgeously and inspirationally," while a third penned: "You look absolutely stunning."

While Dawn undeniably looks beautiful, her weight loss had nothing to do with appearance and instead was related to a worrying health issue.

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Dawn explained that she needed to lose weight before having a hysterectomy following a cancer scare, explaining that her doctor had been convinced she had uterine cancer prompting her to opt to have the operation to remove her womb.

Dawn French smiling © Photo: Getty Images

Dawn French lost weight for health reasons

Before undergoing the surgery Dawn shed 7.5 stone, bringing her weight down from 19 stone to 11.5 stone.

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"When I was due to have my hysterectomy the doc told me that if I could lose some weight before the op, they would be able to do it via keyhole, and I would recover in three weeks or so," she said. "Otherwise it would be big open surgery, and three months to recover. So, I set about dropping a few stone.

"No magic wand," she added. "Just tiny, joyless low-cal eating and lots more walking for weeks and weeks. It was grim. I lost seven-and-a-half stone. I could have the keyhole surgery. Great. That’s all it was, practical."

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