Gemma Merna's 'tight' Hollyoaks outfits

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 July 2014
Gemma Merna

Gemma Merna

Gemma Merna says she is forced to stay in shape because her 'Hollyoaks' alter-ego Carmel McQueen wears the "tightest outfits ever"

Gemma Merna says her "tight" 'Hollyoaks' outfits force her to stay in shape.

The 29-year-old actress says her alter-ego Carmel McQueen's love of skin-tight dresses ensures she doesn't miss gym appointments and maintains a healthy diet.

She said: "My go-to diet is the LBD Plan. It's perfect if you have an event you want to be in shape for - or in my case, playing Carmel, who wears the tightest outfits ever!"

Gemma's diet usually consists of healthy protein and vegetables, but she can't resist the odd Indian curry as a treat.

She explained: "[I have] a balanced lunch and dinner. I'll have chicken with vegetables and brown rice, so you get all your meat, vegetables and carbohydrates.

"I'll have a takeaway night when I want to treat myself to an Indian and a chocolate bar once or twice a week."

The blonde beauty also credits working out early in the morning with helping her prepare for a long day of filming.

Gemma told Now magazine: "I do wake up and think, 'Oh, I don't want to go!' But working out in the morning gives me so much energy throughout the day, so it's worth it."

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