Natalie Cassidy shows off her slimmer figure as she steps out in a Mad Men-esque dress


She's become more famous for her yo-yo weight than her acting in recent years.

And it appears actress Natalie Cassidy has lost weight again after she was sporting a slimmer figure today.

The ex-EastEnder, 29, looked trim as she left the ITV studios in a pastel-checked dress, which looked like it could have been worn in Mad Men.

Sleek: Actress and TV presenter Natalie Cassidy appears to have lost weight as she leaves the ITV studios today

The mother-of-one was on This Morning to go through the day's newspapers.

However, she ridiculed by some Twitter users after she pronounced footballer Fabrice Muamba's surname Mumba.

Last month, she staunchly defended her weight after she was chosen to be an ambassador for the Health Lottery.

Pretty in pastel: The 29-year-old looked very girlie in her chic ensemble

After Twitter users accused her of being unsuitable for the role because of her yo-yoing weighter, Natalie hit back.

She said: ''I saw some of the comments on Twitter that I wasn't skinny enough to be ambassador, but I just ignored them. It's just important to be healthy and I am.'

In 2007 she dropped from a size 16 to a size 8, before piling the weight back on.

Changing shape: A heavier Natalie in February (left) and at her slimmest in 2008 (right)

Speaking last year she revealed she was finally comfortable with her body - after giving birth to her daughter Eliza in September 2010.

Natalie told Closer magazine:’I'd love to have a flat tum like lots of new celeb mums but I’m happy maintaining the weight I’m at now. I don’t think I’ll hit size eight again, unless it’s just for my wedding day!

'Naturally I’m about a size 14. It’s a real effort to be a 10, but I’d be really disappointed if I put the weight back – I don’t want to be a yo-yo dieter any more.

I’d love to be between a 10 and 12 for the rest of my life.
'My attitude to my body is totally different these days. It’s far more important for me to be fit than thin.'

Well-groomed: The actress had her hair style in a slight quiff