Laura Norton was drinking four litres of Coca-Cola a day before she quit and shed three stone

Emmerdale star Laura Norton has told how she lost three stone in weight after kicking her four litres-a-day Coca-Cola habit.

In an interview with the Daily Mirror, the actress, who plays Kerry Wyatt in the soap, revealed she had a secret addiction to the sugary drink which started when she was a teenager.

At one point Laura was drinking two two-litre bottles a day but the 35-year-old managed to break the habit and credits Emmerdale with the achievement.

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Laura Norton has revealed she was addicted to Coca-Cola and lost three stone after ditching the habit (Matt Crossick/PA Wire)

She told the newspaper: “It was about three years ago when I started to lose weight.

“I was in skimpy outfits all the time on telly, and the camera also adds weight to you, so I thought I’d do something.

“I started to do a bit of exercise, which I hadn’t done for years.

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Emmerdale’s Laura Norton has opened up on her weight loss (Ian West/PA)

“You get a bit older and weight is harder to lose. Then I cut the Coca-Cola out and started to notice the difference and then just decided to keep it up.”

Laura, from Newcastle, is dating her Emmerdale co-star Mark Jordon, 53, who plays Daz Spencer on the soap.

The couple are currently involved in a child abduction storyline after Kerry discovered Daz was the biological father of her husband Dan’s daughter, Amelia.