How much weight has Catherine Tyldesley lost on Strictly and how much is she being paid by the BBC?


CATHERINE Tyldesley has been doing wonders on the dancefloor, as she takes part in the latest series of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One.

Here’s the lowdown on the Coronation Street star turned dancing queen.

How much weight has Catherine Tyldesley lost?

The former Coronation Street actress lost a staggering five stone since hitting the gym.

Catherine has gone from a size 22 to a 10 and reflected on her huge transformation on Instagram.

In a lengthy post, she penned: “I want to share my little story – Its been such a journey!

“This year I decided to challenge myself (I love to set goals) and do a 12 week Transformation with @up_north_pt … it has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life.

“The knowledge I have gained for myself and my family is priceless. Yes it was hard, yes I had days when I wanted to throw in the towel… but I didnt – and for that I am super proud of myself.

“Being a working mum is not easy – its incredibly difficult at times – balance doesnt exist. You just manage best you can.”

Why is Catherine Tyldesley famous?

Catherine, 35, is an English actress from Salford who previously played the role of Abi Peterson in Emmerdale in 2010.

In 2007 she starred as Iris Moss in the BBC drama Lilies.

The actress other television credits include Shameless, Holby City, Trollied and Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.

In 2018 she also appeared on the chat show Loose Women as a guest panellist for one episode.

However, Catherine is most famous for playing the role of Eva Price in Coronation Street from May 2011 to July 2018.

She attended the Birmingham School of Acting (formerly the Birmingham School of Speech & Drama) and graduated in 2005.

She is married to personal trainer Tom Pitfield, 30.

Catherine Tyldesley
Catherine played Eva Price Corrie

Is Catherine Tyldesley a singer too?

Catherine sings in the range of mezzo-soprano and signed a record deal in June 2016.

She released her debut single, Rise, in August 2016 and announced her plans to release an album later in the year.

The actress was unable to achieve chart success with the single and the Official Charts Company confirmed that the single missed the Top 200.

Catherine has admitted she plans to record a duet with her co-star Shayne Ward in the near future.

Catherine is looking forward to taking to the Strictly dancerfloor

What has Catherine Tyldesley said about joining Strictly 2019?

It was revealed on August 1, 2019 on This Morning that Catherine was joining Strictly.

Speaking about joining the dancing show she said: “I am so excited.

“I love to dance on a night out if I have had a couple of drinks, but I can’t actually dance.

“I think choreography is what I am going to struggle with. I am terrified. When I was at theatre school I always swerved dance classes because I was so big. It will be like therapy!”

Catherine Tyldesley
Catherine is a 35-year-old actress from Manchester

How much is Catherine Tyldesley getting paid for Strictly 2019?

Catherine’s appearance on the show will definitely increase her bank balance as she gets the standard 25,000 payment for signing up

If she manages to stay on the dancefloor until the end of October this then rises to 40,000.

Any star that makes it to the quarter-finals sees their fee jump to 60,000 – and if she wins she will pocket a whopping 100,000.

Catherine is partnered with Johannes Radebe on Strictly

Who is Catherine Tyldesley’s Strictly Come Dancing partner?

Catherine Tyldesley became the first female contestant to be partnered with a professional dance.

The former Coronation Street star has been paired with Johannes Radebe, a South African dancer and choreographer.

It is the first time Johannes has been paired with a celebrity partner since joining the series in 2018.

When is Strictly Come Dancing 2019 on?

The official start date for the liveStrictly Come Dancingshows began on Saturday, September 21, with the final coming on Saturday, December 14.

The show will air on BBC One and is shown on this channel every Saturday and Sunday until mid-December.

All episodes will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer after airing.