Emmerdale’s Lisa Riley shares incredible throwback snap with pal James Corden before their weight loss


EMMERDALE’S Lisa Riley shares an incredible throwback snap with pal James Corden before their weight loss.

The actors played Jamie Rymer and Rebecca Patterson in ITV drama Fat Friends from 2000 to 2005, which followed a group of friends at a slimming club trying to lose weight.

James and Lisa posing while filming Fat Friends

Lisa shared a photo of the pair posing together, wearing a white button down coat, while James wore a green shirt with black jeans.

The soap star captioned the image: “Lovely trip down memory lane today “double-trouble”) here (more photos I’ve found) me and @j_corden having the best five years of fun filming @itv “FAT FRIENDS” both of us have changed so much since these days…

“but it’s so nice for us both to smile and remember what a bloody ball we had each and every day!!”

Fans were surprised by the picture, with James’ sister Ruth saying: “What a blast from the past! Flip! Massive love XX”

Lisa Riley after her weight loss
James Corden has also shed the pounds

One fan wrote “Aww what a fabulous photo-I used to love FAT FRIENDS favourite oldie tv show.x”

Another added: “Oh gosh I loved this series soooo much!!! Can’t believe you filmed it for 5 years!!! So many great actors and love Kay Mellor too”

A third said: “Wow. You looked amazing then and look even better now xxx”

After Fat Friends, James went on to play Smithy in Gavin and Stacey, before his big break in the US.

James and Lisa in Fat Friends

He shed a massive 5st after becoming the host of chat show The Late Late Show.

Meanwhile, Lisa shed 12 stone weight loss before her return to Emmerdale in 2019.