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Sawalha: I want a facelift one day

Nadia Sawalha has admitted she will probably have a facelift in the future.

The former EastEnder and Loose Women panellist revealed she has given plenty of thought to going under the knife.

She said: "Every single week I say, 'If only I could have my neck lifted and dragged back and stuck with gaffer tape.'

"I think one day I probably will have a facelift."

However, Nadia - who has teamed up with Splenda for their Small Steps Campaign - said when it comes to her body she is more than happy with her figure.

She said: "Every year that's gone on, I've learnt so much and realised that actually I've got a great figure. When I was in my teens, twenties and early thirties it was all about what I'm not and what I couldn't be and I think a lot of women use that reason not to go for things they want to do in life. They say, 'If only I was a size eight, or a few stone lighter, I would do this or that...'

"I have a great, healthy body, a curvy figure."

Nadia, who lost two stones a few years ago, thinks women need to have realistic goals for weight loss.

"Don't put up a hideous fat photo of yourself or one of a celebrity you'll never be. Put up one of yourself where you looked really good and you will get back to it," said the mother-of-two, 49.

She continued: "I'm not supposed to be skinny and there was absolute joy in accepting that. I will now be a size 12 for the rest of my life and I'm really happy with that, it suits my body."

:: For information about Splenda Sugar Alternative and the Small Steps campaign with Nadia Sawalha, visit

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