Donna Air reveals that lockdown has made her gain weight for the first time in her life

Donna Air has revealed she has put on weight during lockdown ‘for the first time’ in her life.

The actress, 41, said that she has gone up two jeans sizes since the pandemic began last year by eating cheese and multiple takeaways a week.

However, the mother-of-one has no plans to lose the extra pounds anytime soon as she said she is ‘quite happy about it’ and loves her new ‘curves’. 

'I've gone up two jeans sizes': Donna Air revealed she has put on weight during lockdown 'for the first time' in her life by eating cheese and multiple takeaways a week (pictured, April 2021)

'I've gone up two jeans sizes': Donna Air revealed she has put on weight during lockdown 'for the first time' in her life by eating cheese and multiple takeaways a week (pictured, April 2021)

‘I’ve gone up two jeans sizes’: Donna Air revealed she has put on weight during lockdown ‘for the first time’ in her life by eating cheese and multiple takeaways a week (pictured, April 2021)

Speaking to new! magazine about keeping in shape during lockdown, Donna said: ‘I’ve been quite relaxed about what I eat. 

‘For the first time in my life, I’ve finally put on some weight, which is amazing. 

‘I’ve gone up two jeans sizes during lockdown and it’s never, ever happened in my life no matter how much I’ve tried, so I’m actually quite happy about it. I kind of like my new curves.’

Donna previously revealed that she has been left with ‘brain fog’ and memory loss after contracting coronavirus at the beginning of the pandemic.

Content: The actress, 41, has no plans to lose the extra pounds anytime soon as she said she is 'quite happy about it' and loves her new 'curves' (pictured in August 2020)

Content: The actress, 41, has no plans to lose the extra pounds anytime soon as she said she is 'quite happy about it' and loves her new 'curves' (pictured in August 2020)

Content: The actress, 41, has no plans to lose the extra pounds anytime soon as she said she is ‘quite happy about it’ and loves her new ‘curves’ (pictured in August 2020)

She told her fans on Twitter that she had tested positive for coronavirus at the end of March, writing: ‘I hope everyone is managing to stay strong and in relatively good spirits during the lockdown.

‘I just wanted to let you know developed mild flu like symptoms and started self isolating 18 days ago, I took a test for some clarity & the results tested positive for Covid19. 

‘Thankfully symptoms improved shortly after and my loved ones are not displaying any signs of the virus. 

Donna previously revealed that she has been left with 'brain fog' and memory loss after contracting coronavirus at the beginning of the pandemic (pictured in December 2019)

Donna previously revealed that she has been left with 'brain fog' and memory loss after contracting coronavirus at the beginning of the pandemic (pictured in December 2019)

Donna previously revealed that she has been left with ‘brain fog’ and memory loss after contracting coronavirus at the beginning of the pandemic (pictured in December 2019)

‘I will continue to follow government guidelines & in the meantime I am sending masses of love to you all, especially those on the front line.’ 

Later that year in October, Donna said that she believed contracting the virus left her with memory loss.

The actress took to Twitter to voice her concerns, sharing an article discussing Covid-19 survivors feeling like they ‘had dementia’. 

She explained: ‘Since contracting Covid-19 back in March, I have developed some brain fog and random memory loss (very different to anything experienced before) It’s seems I am not alone! Has anyone else noticed these symptoms?’ 

Bond: The mother-of-one shares daughter Freya, 17, (pictured together) with multi-millionaire conservationist Damian Aspinall, 60, who she was in a six-year relationship with until 2007

Bond: The mother-of-one shares daughter Freya, 17, (pictured together) with multi-millionaire conservationist Damian Aspinall, 60, who she was in a six-year relationship with until 2007

Bond: The mother-of-one shares daughter Freya, 17, (pictured together) with multi-millionaire conservationist Damian Aspinall, 60, who she was in a six-year relationship with until 2007

Donna, who began her TV career at the age of ten on children’s series Byker Grove, returned to screens recently in hit BBC drama The Split.

She shares a daughter Freya, 17, with multi-millionaire conservationist Damian Aspinall, 60, who she was in a six-year relationship with until 2007. 

The media personality has since been linked to the Duchess of Cambridge’s brother, James Middleton, 33, whose on-and-off romance ended in 2017.

She then dated Ben Carrington but it was revealed in August last year that she had split from the Harrow-educated property developer.

Split: The media personality was linked to the Duchess of Cambridge's brother, James Middleton, 33, but their on-and-off romance ended in 2017

Split: The media personality was linked to the Duchess of Cambridge's brother, James Middleton, 33, but their on-and-off romance ended in 2017

Split: The media personality was linked to the Duchess of Cambridge’s brother, James Middleton, 33, but their on-and-off romance ended in 2017

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