“I worked damn hard to get in this shape,” the actress told Closer, who posted a picture on Instagram as proof of her hard work in the gym. She added: “It annoys the hell out of me when people think I haven’t worked hard. I wish (like some lucky beggars!) I looked like this without as much effort but, alas, I don’t.”
Carly, who previously played Lisa Hunter in Channel 4’s teenage soap Hollyoaks and paramedic Tamzin Bayle on Casualty (2011–2014), added: “It took consistency, patience, willpower and hard graft both on the gym floor and at home to control what I ate and what I avoided. I’m not an athlete, I am a normal girl and I love my food.”
Opening up in a recent interview, 30-year-old Gemma, who is in a relationship with personal trainer Olly Foster, admitted she’s feeling broody.
“I always said I’d have a baby at 32 – my mum had me at 32 – so hopefully we’ll do that in a few years if God allows it.”