Emmerdale’s Lisa Riley says sex with fiance is ‘absolutely better’ since 12 stone weight loss


EMMERDALE’S Lisa Riley says sex with her fiance is “absolutely better” since her 12 stone weight loss.

The Mandy Dingle actress, 44, stunned fans when she unveiled her dramatic body transformation in 2016.

Lisa Riley and her fiance Al on the Strictly Come Dancing cruise

However, the weight loss has more unexpected effects as she admitted her sex life with fiance Al has improved.

When asked whether her sex life has improved on the Events That Made Me podcast, she said: “Absolutely! Tell me about it, believe me, that’s a very good point.”

Lisa also opened up about the dramatic change losing 12 stone had on her life – and how she believes the legacy of it follows her.

She continued: “We live in a world where image is everything. I’m still exactly the same, it’s just how everyone else changes around you.

The star on Strictly in 2012

With dieting and exercise

“And even to this day people say, ‘God I didn’t know you were that big’. That chapter is closed now, but I always say that when it comes to my funeral, they’ll say ‘okay so, Lisa Riley…she was fat’. It’s like a legacy that’s left with you.”

Lisa used to be a size 28 before dropping to a healthy size 12 and she credits “sheer hard work, diet and exercise”.

She no longer drinks alcohol or eats carbs.

At the time, the star admitted that even she can have bad days with her diet, saying: ‘Everyone is bound to have little blips along the way, but don’t see that as failure and a signal to give up – just draw a line under it and move on…

Lisa as Mandy Dingle on Emmerdale

“I had made myself fat by gorging on bread, crisps, crumpets and red wine. Once I accepted responsibility for my health, weight and lifestyle it made it easier to take control. You don’t have to have starter, main and pudding.”

Lisa was only pictured with her fiance Al for the first time in four years last year when they were spotted on the Strictly Come Dancing cruise.

The actress has always kept her relationship private, and didn’t even share a picture of her partner when she confirmed their engagement in May last year.