Soap star surgery regrets… from EastEnders icon who’s spent £500K on face to Hollyoaks star’s 'humongous' boob job at 18 | The Sun

WHEN you’re on TV as regularly as soap stars, it’s no wonder you’d want to be looking your absolute best.

But some telly favourites have admitted they went too far in their quest to look good on screen.

This week Stephanie Davis – who plays newcomer Courtney Vance in Coronation Street – confessed the boob job she had last year was a “mistake”.

The former Hollyoaks star told her Instagram followers she’s getting her breast implants removed because they look "far too big”.

“I want my natural self back,” she added.

Here we reveal other soap legends who admitted they regret going under the knife.


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Danniella Westbrook

EastEnders icon Danniella Westbrook has spent over £500,000 rebuilding her face, following damage caused by her infamous addiction to cocaine. 

She most recently travelled to Turkey for her fifth facial reconstruction surgery, undergoing a surgical thread lift.

The procedure involved them putting 1,200 threads into her face, and then liposuction to remove fat from her body and put it into her cheeks and lips to make her face more symmetrical.

She also had fat grafting on her chin and her jawline etched.

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Danniella Westbrook has spent £500,000 on fixing her face after heavy cocaine usage
But the EastEnders icon thought she'd die in her fifth facial surgery in TurkeyCredit: Daddy The Agency

But Danniella said she regrets going abroad for the surgery, because it left her terrified she was going to die and "ruined" her body.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Danniella said: “I was very fearful.

"My mum and my son Kai were on the phone constantly – I wrote up a will before I left and my son is the executor of that.”

She has also since confessed the surgery “hasn’t worked” and theytook "too much" fatty tissue from her stomach and she's now "lost her six-pack".

“I also have big lumps of fluid all over my belly. They’re like big tennis balls. It’s ruined my body," she fumed. 

Danniella added that she had "fluid under her eyes" and "could barely open them".

"I have never been in pain like it. I felt like I couldn’t breathe. I was hysterically crying every single day," she admitted.

Adele Silva

Adele Silva, 42, famously played Kelly Windsor on Emmerdale on and off from 1993 to 2011.

During her time on screen she got a boob job aged 22, but has since revealed she regrets going under the knife that young.

Speaking on ITV’s Lorraine, Adele said: “The initial reason was I had breast asymmetry, one slightly bigger than the other, so that was rectified, but then [I had] an implant as well.

“I think in the early 2000s it was a very obvious look, so I went from a small B to a D, so it was quite obvious with then quite round implants.

“It was more a kind of confidence thing in myself and I think at that age you’re quite naive in thinking, you don’t think about how it is going to take a toll on your body when you have children and things like that.”

After giving birth to her daughter Sienna in 2015, Adele got her implants replaced.

She said: “They went from a D and during pregnancy they went up to a G. After breast feeding and shrinking back down, they’ve just kind of lost their, you know… I just feel like now I’d like a smaller implant which I think is the weight of the implant I had initially and gravity has taken its toll and pulled them downwards.”

Chelsee Healey

Hollyoaks star Chelsee Healey had a boob job when she was just 18 years old, taking her from a 32C to a DD.

But because her body was still growing, she ended up three cup sizes bigger and branded them "humongous".

Speaking to Closer magazine in 2011, Chelsee, now 35, revealed: "There's always been a part of me that wished I'd not had them done, but it was a long time ago and there's nothing I can change now.

"I was young and if it was a decision I was making now, I wouldn't have gone through with it. Not now I'm older and a bit wiser.

"I feel they're a bit too big and I've only got a little frame."

In 2013, Chelsee went under the knife to reduce her implants to a D-cup when her boobs grew to a G and began weighing her down "physically and mentally".

Five years later, after giving birth to her daughter Coco, she revealed she was planning a second reduction to a B cup, as she still was unhappy with her cleavage.

Lucy Pargeter

Emmerdale's Lucy Pargeter had her breast implants removed in 2019, after they left her unable to breathe properly for 11 years.

Lucy, 46, had her first boob job at the age of 21 and the second 11 years after, taking her to a DD cup.

But she later described her implants as “toxic bags” which she couldn’t wait to get out of her body.

She told The Sun: “They are out. I’m as flat as a pancake, I look awful but feel good.

“When I woke up in recovery, the first thing I did was panic because I could breathe – I could take in a massive breath.

“I thought they were trying to give me too much oxygen – I panicked. I forgot what it was like to have a full lung of air. I mean, it’s amazing – I can breathe.”

Arianna Ajtar

Arianna Ajtar, 27, played model Olivia Radfield on Corrie from 2018 to 2019.

She'd got a boob job when she was just 21, and last month the actress – who now owns clothing brand Mars the Label – admitted she should have thought twice before going through with it.

Arianna said: “I will admit they were a very spur of the moment thing – I was 21 and had been to Vegas and saw the most incredible figures and bodies ever.

“Probably not the best place to go because at 21 I’d say you are still incredibly impressionable and not your true self yet. Anyway, came home and got a boob job about five weeks later.

“I would say if it’s a insecurity, if you want to change it, change it, but if you want them done for no reason, like I did, maybe hold off a little bit.

"Or if you do get them, really think about the shape and size, because when I was 21 my body was not my true, natural self.

“As much as you think, ‘I’m not a teen, I’m not going through puberty,' your body will change a lot and I think I only really got to my true shape, size, figure in the last two years, so just think about that when you are picking the size.”

Susie Blake

Susie Blake, 73, played barmaid Bev Unwin in Corrie from 2003 to 2006, and then again in 2015.

After she left the soap she told how she had fatty tissue removed from under her eyes because she thought she “looked like an old drunk”.

But in 2020, she confessed she's “regretted it ever since” and wouldn’t do it again.

She told the Mirror: “Now I'm playing Miss Marple and the more bags the merrier, but at the time I was going through that 50-year-old phase where you think, 'I don't want to be this old'." 

Beverley Callard

It’s not just cosmetic surgery that soap stars have had hellish experiences with.

Beverley Callard had a nightmare operation on her hip in 2020, which went disastrously wrong and left her fearing she’d never walk again.

The former Corrie star was only meant to have a minor op, but ended up having a full hip replacement and was out of the soap for six months.

Bev told the Mirror: “It has been the worst six months of my life.

“I have been in the most excruciating pain you can imagine – like teeth grinding inside my hip.

“But worse than that was the mental torture of thinking, ‘Is this the end for me?'"

John Partridge

John Partridge, who played Christian Clarke on EastEnders for eight years, was left unable to talk for nine months following two surgeries to have cysts removed on his throat.

During an appearance on Sunday Brunch last month, John, 52, explained: "I’ve not done a stage show or a stage tour since 2019.

“I had two surgeries on my vocal cords through the pandemic and it wasn’t guaranteed that I’d ever be able to sing or speak really again… I just got my all-clear last week from Guy’s Hospital that I’m fully fit, fighting fit and ready to go.


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“But for me singing is like my seventh sense – I wasn’t able to speak at all for nine months and for me, it was like losing my sight or losing my hearing. 

“I sing when I feel good, when I feel down, I sing without even knowing when you’re driving along in the car. It was a really debilitating thing."

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