EastEnders star Cheryl Fergison stuns as she shows off her incredible weightloss at a festival

EastEnders star Cheryl Fergison, 56, looks worlds away from her on-screen character Heather Trott as she shows off weight loss in glam dress at festival

Cheryl Fergison looked sensational as she attended the Tatton Park Pop Up Festival in Knutsford, Cheshire on Friday wearing a glam dress.

The former EastEnders star, 56, looked worlds away from her former launderette assistant character Heather Trott as she showed off her weight loss.

She seemed in high spirits as she soaked up the festival atmosphere and styled her brunette tresses in their natural curls - and Heather's trademark straight fringe and alice band was nowhere in sight.

Wow: EastEnders' Cheryl Fergison (left) looked sensational as she showcased her weight loss at the Tatton Park Pop Up Festival in Knutsford, Cheshire on Friday
Throwback: The actress, who played the laundrette assistant Heather Trott in the BBC soap, looked worlds away from her character (pictured in character)

Wow: EastEnders' Cheryl Fergison (left) looked sensational as she showcased her weight loss at the Tatton Park Pop Up Festival in Knutsford, Cheshire on Friday

Cheryl opted for a radiant palette of makeup while keeping her look simple in a pair of flat beige sandals. 

The star first appeared in EastEnders in 2007 and was involved in a number of storylines including her marriage to Minty Peterson and having a baby with Darren Miller. 

Heather was later killed off in 2012 when Ben Mitchell hit her over the head with a photo frame.

Stunning: The former EastEnders star, 56, seemed in high spirits as she soaked up the festival atmosphere in a stunning patterned maxi dress

Stunning: The former EastEnders star, 56, seemed in high spirits as she soaked up the festival atmosphere in a stunning patterned maxi dress

Earlier this year Cheryl insisted her toyboy husband Yassine el Jamouni isn't a 'gold digger', and that they are still happily married 11 years on.

She exchanged vows with the rarely-seen shop assistant, 35, back in 2011 - however their relationship has been plagued with doubts.

She went on to claim the naysayers are sexist and that they wouldn't question Mick Jagger, 78, for his union with ballerina Melanie Hamrick, 35.

Glamorous: Cheryl opted for a radiant palette of makeup while keeping her look simple in a pair of flat beige sandals

Glamorous: Cheryl opted for a radiant palette of makeup while keeping her look simple in a pair of flat beige sandals

She told The Mirror: 'The world has become so cynical. People think it's got to be a con, it's got to be a problem. But I say, "It hasn't got to be anything. Just stop it!"

'It seems to be quite cool for the men, like Mick Jagger, to date younger. And it seems okay for them to have someone else two years later.

'Well we don't care. It really is absolutely water off a duck's back to us now. I just feel sorry for them, that they need to criticise our life.'

Amazing: The star first appeared in EastEnders in 2007 and was involved in a number of storylines including her marriage to Minty Peterson and having a baby with Darren Miller (pictured in 2011)

Amazing: The star first appeared in EastEnders in 2007 and was involved in a number of storylines including her marriage to Minty Peterson and having a baby with Darren Miller (pictured in 2011)

Despite her on-screen character Heather Trott being unlucky in love, the actress enjoyed a whirlwind romance with her second husband after meeting him online in 2010.

She soon jetted out to his hometown of Agadir and they got hitched by the following June. 

Cheryl previously revealed she didn't reveal her identity to Moroccan for five months after they starting messaging online.

Talking to Loose Women in 2017, the soap star said she enjoyed an 'old-fashioned' courtship with her 30-year-old toyboy.

She said: 'We met online and wrote to one another on the computer and spoke on the computer. It was very old-fashioned. 

'He didn't know what I did for a living. I didn't show him my picture. It was five months of chat before we met each other.

'I saw him and it was like "ping". I knew he was the man I was going to marry and I had been married once before.'

Addressing the 21-year age gap, Cheryl said that 'age doesn't matter' and 'no one blinks when a man does it.'

She continued: 'Thank goodness we're not all the same. I think do whatever you are comfortable with.'

Hitting back: Earlier this year Cheryl insisted her toyboy husband Yassine el Jamouni, 35,  isn't a 'gold digger', and that they are still happily married 11 years on (pictured in 2011)

Hitting back: Earlier this year Cheryl insisted her toyboy husband Yassine el Jamouni, 35,  isn't a 'gold digger', and that they are still happily married 11 years on (pictured in 2011)

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