Ashley Jensen happy with weight

Ashley Jensen insists she hasn't worried about losing weight since giving birth to son Francis nine months ago

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Ashley Jensen

Ashley Jensen

Ashley Jensen didn't feel pressured to lose her baby weight straight away.

The 'Ugly Betty' actress - who has nine-month-old son Francis with husband Terence Beesley - refused to put herself on a strict diet to shed pounds quickly after birth and was happy to give in to her cravings.

She said: "I put no pressure on myself at all and I was breastfeeding so sometimes I would say, 'I need a chocolate eclair - I'm going down the road for a cake.'

"I thought I'd developed a really crazy sweet tooth but I think it was my body saying it needed extra calories. I treated breastfeeding like my job. I watched what I ate - apart from the éclairs and half a Guinness because my doctor said I could."

However she admits that living in figure conscious Los Angeles she needs to get back in shape as soon as possible.

She said: "But I know I need to whip myself into shape or everyone will say, 'Look at Ashley's body'. I had people taking photos of me six weeks after I gave birth. I got out for the first time and somebody said I looked like Margaret Thatcher. But that's just part and parcel of the job - I try not to mind."

However although Ashley is happy to get fit she wouldn't ever consider surgery.

She explained: "Yes you get older and age happens, but Botox and surgery don't sit comfortably with me. And somebody has to play the old people."

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