BIG Brother’s Chanelle Hayes has revealed a surprising new career after her nine stone weight loss.
In March last year the reality favourite, 34, shared her dreams of becoming a nurse.
At the time she told The Sun that she is a student nurse and had plans to quit fame and be a fully qualified medic by 2024.
During a recent chat with new! magazine, the TV star gave an update on how that is all going.
Chanelle said: “I’m on placement now for three months at a hospital – I’m really enjoying it.
“I needed to do something worthwhile and use my brains.
“When the kids started school I thought it was the perfect opportunity to get a degree.”
Over the past two years the mum-of-two has managed to lose a whopping nine stone.
The star underwent gastric sleeve surgery in 2020 to help shed the pounds after reaching over 17 stone.
Since the major operation, Chanelle has loved showing off her new body.
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Earlier this month she striped down to a size 10 bikini as she strolled along the beach in Spain.
Chanelle looked incredible in the striped orange and white two-piece.
The ex Big Brother star recently opened up about her female pattern baldness that shattered her confidence.
After seeing pictures of herself with her hair scraped back as she left the gym, Chanelle decided to have a hair transplant.
The star told us: “It’s all totally worth it. I can do what I want with my hair without worrying about it.
“I can have it tied back, wear headbands and dye it as well. Whereas before, I ended up hating myself, it really stripped my confidence.
“If you put a bit of weight on, you can dress for your figure, and you can still do your hair and your make-up, but with hair loss, it’s difficult to hide.
“I look back at that picture outside the gym, and I am mentally a completely different person.
“That picture still haunts me, and I look at it every now and then and think ‘Wow!’.”
Chanelle is mum to Blakely, 11, who she shares with former footballer Matthew Bates.
The star also has and Frankie, three, from her relationship with PE teacher Ryan Oates.
Chanelle is currently dating someone, but has decided to keep his identity a secret.