Sarah Jayne Dunn's gym help
19 September 2018 - 1:00 PM

Sarah Jayne Dunn's gym help

Share article:

Sarah Jayne Dunn hit the gym to get her confidence back after a tough six months following the birth of her son.

The "Hollyoaks" actress - who portrays Mandy Morgan in the Channel 4 soap - welcomed her first child, Stanley, into the world in August 2016 and admits she "didn't feel like I was me anymore" immediately afterwards, but she got back to her old self by running and lifting weights.

She said: "You are just mum and then you kind of find your way back again. I just wanted to prove to myself more than anything that I could get back to being really fit."

Sarah - who married personal trainer Jon Smith earlier this year - has dropped "a couple of dress sizes" since hitting the gym hard and is pleased she doesn't feel fatigued when she runs nowadays.

She added to The Sun's Bizarre TV column: "I've lost body fat and dropped a couple of dress sizes.

Hollyoaks' Jess Fox: Nancy and Darren split was almost like real divorce

Hollyoaks' Jess Fox: Nancy and Darren split was almost like real divorce

17 May 2019 - 1:00 PM

Hollyoaks' Jess Fox: Nancy and Darren split was almost like real divorce

"I just wanted to be fit and strong and then energetic and be able to go for a run and not feel knackered."

Following the couple's big day, Sarah - who returned to the Channel 4 soap in July 2017 - admitted she was focusing on the "great storylines" coming up on "Hollyoaks", rather than planning to have more kids.

Ashley Taylor Dawson punched by son after Hollyoaks kiss

Ashley Taylor Dawson punched by son after Hollyoaks kiss

11 April 2019 - 10:00 AM

Ashley Taylor Dawson punched by son after Hollyoaks kiss

Speaking in July, she said: "Neither of us are ready yet. We both want another one if that allows, but post-wedding we're just focusing on getting our lives back into order, and I've got some great storylines coming up on "Hollyoaks"."

Sarah's latest storyline has seen her alter-ego Mandy cheat on her husband Luke Morgan (Gary Lucy) with her best friend Nancy Osborne's (Jessica Fox) husband Darren Osborne (Ashley Taylor Dawson), and Jessica recently admitted her alter-ego will be out for revenge.

She said: "There is most definitely payback. Her initial reaction is to figure out the worst things she can do to Darren and rip his life apart.

"Nancy actually turns to Sienna Blake of all people for advice and lessons on revenge!

"However, Nancy isn't a bad person and is not violent at her core, so her conscience might get the better of her."

Joe Garratt and Elma Pazar dumped from Love Island villa
18 June 2019

Joe Garratt and Elma Pazar dumped from Love Island villa

Joe Garratt and Elma Pazar dumped from Love Island villa
Suzette Llewellyn joins EastEnders
18 June 2019

Suzette Llewellyn joins EastEnders

Suzette Llewellyn joins EastEnders
Amber Gill's mother called ITV after star received 'death threats'
18 June 2019

Amber Gill's mother called ITV after star received 'death threats'

Amber Gill's mother called ITV after star received 'death threats'
Lucie Donlan's mum insists she should stay on Love Island
18 June 2019

Lucie Donlan's mum insists she should stay on Love Island

Lucie Donlan's mum insists she should stay on Love Island
Maura Higgins and Elma Pazar argue over Tom Walker
18 June 2019

Maura Higgins and Elma Pazar argue over Tom Walker

Maura Higgins and Elma Pazar argue over Tom Walker
Emily Atack won't feel 'fully complete' until she has kids
18 June 2019

Emily Atack won't feel 'fully complete' until she has kids

Emily Atack won't feel 'fully complete' until she has kids
Olivia Attwood insists people don't go on Love Island to find 'The One'
18 June 2019

Olivia Attwood insists people don't go on Love Island to find 'The One'

Olivia Attwood insists people don't go on Love Island to find 'The One'
Jamie Murray's wife won't let him compete on Strictly Come Dancing
18 June 2019

Jamie Murray's wife won't let him compete on Strictly Come Dancing

Jamie Murray's wife won't let him compete on Strictly Come Dancing
ITV plan Winter Love Island
18 June 2019

ITV plan Winter Love Island

ITV plan Winter Love Island
Ash Palmisciano celebrates 1-year Emmerdale anniversary
18 June 2019

Ash Palmisciano celebrates 1-year Emmerdale anniversary

Ash Palmisciano celebrates 1-year Emmerdale anniversary
John Partridge lands Cabaret role
18 June 2019

John Partridge lands Cabaret role

John Partridge lands Cabaret role
Kerri Quinn enjoys acting alongside 'hottest man on TV' Tristan Gemmill
18 June 2019

Kerri Quinn enjoys acting alongside 'hottest man on TV' Tristan Gemmill

Kerri Quinn enjoys acting alongside 'hottest man on TV' Tristan Gemmill