Ex-Emmerdale star Lisa Riley is to release her autobiography at the beginning of November.

Lisa, who became a household name as rough and ready Mandy Dingle in Emmerdale, tells all about her life, from growing up in Bury, to her days on Emmerdale, making it to the semi-finals of last year’s Strictly and how she’s boosted her self-confidence to overcome prejudice.

“To say I’m excited about my autobiography would be an understatement!” says Lisa, 37. “After the rollercoaster year I’ve had I want to share my life story up to now with everyone.

“As the girl next door, everyone can relate to my life. Just be who you are!”

As well as hosting You’ve Been Framed and starring in Waterloo Road and Scott & Bailey, Lisa talks frankly about her experiences and how she’s never let her larger figure hold her back.

Her book, Never Judge A Book By Its Cover, is published by Orion books on 7 November.