Hollyoaks star Sarah-Jayne Dunn shows off body transformation

Hollyoaks star Sarah-Jayne Dunn has showed off her incredible body transformation after getting in shape ahead of her 40th birthday, which is in two years time. 

The actress, 38, who plays Mandy Richardson in the Channel 4 soap, admitted she had feared turning 40 but said it’s never too late to get in shape. 

While slim anyway, Sarah dropped a dress size, but it seems as though it was her newfound inner confidence which was most important after she built muscle.     

After and before: Hollyoaks star Sarah-Jayne Dunn showed off her incredible body transformation (left) as she admitted she feared turning 40

Learning to love herself: Sarah always had a lovely figure but feels more confident after building muscle and getting leaner

After and before: Hollyoaks star Sarah-Jayne Dunn showed off her incredible body transformation (left) as she admitted she feared turning 40 

Doing it for herself: Sarah-Jayne went for a size eight to a loose size six in just ten weeks, proving she could maintain her shape

Doing it for herself: Sarah-Jayne went for a size eight to a loose size six in just ten weeks, proving she could maintain her shape

Sarah-Jayne went for a size eight to a loose size six in just ten weeks, proving she could maintain her shape.  

She trained at Ultimate Performance gym in Cheshire for her wedding last year, then decided she wanted to get leaner and build muscle.

It’s been a tough time for Sarah-Jayne as she revealed at the start of last month that her son, Stanley, three, had been rushed to hospital. 

Doing her thing: She trained at Ultimate Performance gym in Cheshire for her wedding last year, then decided she wanted to get leaner and build muscle

Different look: She showed how her body had changed after putting the work in

Doing her thing: She trained at Ultimate Performance gym in Cheshire for her wedding last year, then decided she wanted to get leaner and build muscle

The star had subsequently taken time off from the soap to help nurse him back to health, but took to Instagram to tell her fans it had been an ’emotionally draining week.’ 

Alongside a picture of herself on set with Stephanie Waring, she wrote: ‘I’ve had the most emotionally draining & stressful week of my life. 

‘I can’t wait for my little man to be back to full health first & foremost.

Abs for days: Sarah is now the proud owner of rippling abs

Abs for days: Sarah is now the proud owner of rippling abs 

Incredible: The star has modelled a series of different sports looks after looking her best yet

Wow! The mother-of-one said she's thrilled with her results

Incredible: The star has modelled a series of different sports looks after looking her best yet

Strength: She looked picture perfect as she demonstrated lifting weights

Strength: She looked picture perfect as she demonstrated lifting weights

Her role: She is best known for playing Mandy Richardson on Channel 4 soap, Hollyoaks

Her role: She is best known for playing Mandy Richardson on Channel 4 soap, Hollyoaks

‘Then I can’t wait to be back on set doing a job that I love & working with people that make me smile. Love ya @stephwaring Fingers crossed it won’t be much longer before I’m back.’

Sarah chose not to disclose what illness her son had in her touching post. 

But thankfully, he now appears to be on the mend as Sarah-Jayne shared a sweet picture of her tot smiling. 

There for him: She revealed last month that her three-year-old son Stanley has been rushed to hospital and she took time off from filming the soap to look after him, but he seems better now

There for him: She revealed last month that her three-year-old son Stanley has been rushed to hospital and she took time off from filming the soap to look after him, but he seems better now

Toned to perfection: Sarah has been concentrating on her own body and mind

Toned to perfection: Sarah has been concentrating on her own body and mind

From the inside out: She radiated a gorgeous glow after posing for yet more snaps

From the inside out: She radiated a gorgeous glow after posing for yet more snaps 

Worth it: She looked incredible from every angle in her latest photoshoot

Worth it: She looked incredible from every angle in her latest photoshoot 

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