Jennifer Ellison poses with cut-out of former self... but may be hanging up Dancing On Ice boots after partner tears hamstring


By Alanah Eriksen

What now? Jennifer Ellison posed outside the ITV studios with a cardboard cut-out of her former self, after telling Loose Women her dancing on Ice partner Dan Whiston was injured

She recently said she was worried about her bum looking big in lycra as she competes on Dancing With Ice.

But Jennifer Ellison clearly has nothing to worry about.

The 28-year-old continued to show off her amazing figure in a Celeb Boutique bandage dress as she revealed her dance partner Dan Whiston had torn his hamstring and may not compete on Sunday.

The former Brookside actress skated briefly last night, but is not due to compete until Sunday, with the show split in half to accommodate all the celebrities.

She posed outside the ITV studios with a cardboard cut-out of her former size 18 self.

She also posted a picture of her with the figurine on Twitter, writing: 'Look at me with my fat friend!!!'

Overweight: Jennifer told Loose Women that she had actually lost a stone when this photo was taken, having gone up to a size 18

Looking good: The former Brookside actress showed off her tiny waist in this pink bandage dress

Not an inch to pinch: The star has since done a fitness dvd

The mother-of-one told Loose Women that she had actually lost more than a stone when the infamous photo was taken.

Jennifer piled on the weight after her pregnancy and battle with post-natal depression in 2010.

She said today: 'I didn't want to be in the gym. I just wanted to be a mum. I didn't realize how big I was until I look back now... I put on like five stone..

Later, Jennifer was pictured with injured dance partner Dan Whiston, who needed to lean on her for support

Support: Jennifer looked a lot more casual than earlier, donning a white one piece

Who you gonna call? Jennifer told Loose Women she and Dan had had 'the week from hell' but had an amazing physio

'I was still in maternity stuff a year [after the birth]. It was really, really hard. It is difficult, but when you know the key things to fitness, I've kind of been taught.

'I got a the call about Dancing On Ice and I thought "Right, you've got to get your backside into gear girl". I thought "I need a personal trainer".'

She said she had been inundated by young girls who were inspired by her story.

The star was later seen with Dan at a supermarket, with the professional dancer having to lean on her for support as he hobbled along.
He appeared to have a bandage around his right leg.

When asked about Dan, Jennifer revealed: ''We've had the week from hell. Honestly, people don't know but he's torn his hamstring. So last week it was like "Are we even going to be able to compete?"... We were supposed to be skating last night, we were supposed to be in the first show.'

When asked if he would be alright, she answered: 'Well, fingers crossed. We've got an amazing, amazing physio, Sharon, she is just our lifeline. Seriously... We've had so many injuries already. People just don't realise how hard it is.'

She later tweeted: 'For all those asking if Dan can't skate on sun then I won't be. So I'm afraid I may be hanging up my boots before its even begun x.'

Jennifer looked more casual than earlier, wearing a white onesie with Ugg boots.

She also told of her mother's reaction to the show: 'Your hair was too big and you looked terrified.'

She added: 'The way I can describe it, it's like, when you take a driving test and you're foot shakes on the peddle, well you've got blades on your feet and you're trying to stand up.'

Her turn next: Jennifer and Dan skated briefly last night but did not compete as only half of the celebrities danced