Chanelle Hayes is back channelling her inner – and outer – Victoria Beckham after shedding an incredible eight stone in weight.
And while Chanelle’s weight has fluctuated in recent years, the reality star is back looking like a Posh Spice tribute act following her impressive recent weight loss achievements.
Chanelle has wowed fans in recent months after she shed the lbs following successful gastric band surgery and changing up her diet and fitness regime.
And on Sunday, Chanelle looked in high spirits – and back to her Vicky B impressionist best – as she and two friends dressed up as Spice Girls members for a fun day out together.
The Big Brother star channelled Posh in a little black dress and a pair of scrappy sandals – which wrapped their way up her newly toned calves.
With her hair in a long-bob, passersby would be forgiven for doing a double take to check that it wasn’t the real Victoria Beckham – while Chanelle’s friends Amy Simone and Ellie Manners-Fenton were dressed as Mel B and Geri Horner respectively.
The ladies joined some male friends as they hit up a pub on Sunday for a quiz and to knock back drinks and food together.
Chanelle recently opened up about her decision to get a gastric band after her weight rose to 17st leaving her fearing for her life.
She told The Sun last week that she had become “addicted” to binge-eating – and she was left too embarrassed by her weight to leave her home.
However, she has now slimmed down, saying: “After years of hating my body for being too big, it’s now small enough that my skin looks saggy and baggy.
“I have four boobs because my implants are in one place and my actual skin and breast tissue are in another.
“I have stretch marks on practically every area of my body, cellulite is my constant companion no matter how big or small I may be at any given time.”
In a recent social media post, Chanelle posed alongside a pair of jogging bottoms – showing she has effectively halved her body size since her successful surgery.
She wrote alongside the jaw-dropping image: “These are the joggers I wore the day I went in for my gastric sleeve surgery.
“I kept them to compare a year on and it is completely mind blowing for me to actually see the difference.”
Meanwhile, Victoria might be distressed to see herself sharing headlines with Chanelle again after 14 years.
Way back in 2007, the ex-pop singer explained she found the reality star’s obsession with her ‘Odd.
She told Star magazine at the time: “It’s sweet in some ways that she dresses like me and tried to come and meet me in LA, but it’s also a bit odd.
“I wish her luck but we aren’t going to be friends or anything.”
While other reports at the same time suggested Victoria was furious to discover a reality star was trying to garner attention by using her status at a time when the Beckham’s were trying to rebrand themselves as Hollywood players.
A source said: “She has gone to a lot of effort with her and David’s move to LA and does not want that kind of publicity. She has nothing against Chanelle but felt it would be humiliating to have that kind of association.”