Martine McCutcheon opens up about her post-baby body: ‘It’s not my job to be tiny’

‘Since having Rafferty, I’m a size 14 and I’m pretty happy with my body’

Martine McCutcheon

by Anna Lewis |
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Martine McCutcheon has opened up about her post-baby body, saying she’s happy with the way she looks.

Speaking to Essentials magazine, the 39 year old insisted she’s learned to love her body since having first baby Rafferty earlier this year.

“Since having Rafferty, I’m a size 14 and I’d just like to tone up a bit, but all in all I’m pretty happy with my body.

“Having a baby put things in perspective for me – you suddenly see how wonderful your body is because it can create life. It’s not just about how a top looks on you!”

The former EastEnders star added: “I’ve always had to work a bit harder to find clothes that flatter my body shape.

“Even when I was a size 8, I had an hourglass figure with boobs and thighs – there were times when I was younger I found it really hard because I couldn’t fit into a sample size 4.

“Being in the public eye, you are constantly scrutinised and compared to girls who are 5ft and a size six – it’s crazy because I’m not a model and it’s not my job to be that tiny.”

Martine’s fashion range

Martine in Essentials magazine
Martine in Essentials magazine

Martine has recently launched her own range of clothes for curvy woman with Fashion World.

But she doesn’t like the term ‘plus-size’.

“The collection isn’t ‘plus-size’; it’s designed for all shapes and sizes.

“The term ‘plus-size’ can be insulting, especially if you’re referring to women who are a size 16 and under.

“The average woman in the UK is a size 16, so to call them ‘plus-size’ is just not accurate.”

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