BBC newsreader Kate Silverton sheds two stone after gruelling home workouts ahead of 50th birthday

BBC newsreader Kate Silverton has shed an impressive two stone after she started trampolining ahead of her 50th birthday.

The former Strictly star said that she took up rebounding a low impact workout performed on a mini trampoline – as a way to rid her body of "stress" alongside Pilates and cycling.

The TV star started the cardio workout after she "got to that point when you have no spare reserves" while juggling her job, homeschooling her kids Wilbur and Clemency, and writing a book.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Kate, who turned 50 in August said: "I got one of those rebounder trampolines.

"I was studying how toxic stress sits in the body so the jumping up and down helped."

Adding: "I turned 50 and I did mark that by saying I want to look as well as I can."

The TV star, who recently showed off her figure on BBC's The Hit List, also completed a 50-lap swimming challenge to raise funds for Children In Need and Girlguiding last month. 

Kate is no stranger to a fitness transformation, having lost two dress sizes during her 2018 Strictly Come Dancing stint.

At the time, she revealed that the gruelling Strictly training got her back into her old wedding dress.

The mum-of-two, who got married 10 years ago, said she managed to fit into some of her old clothes, including her wedding dress, after dropping two dress sizes during the tough dance training.

She told the People: "It's really good to be able to go up to the attic and get a whole new old wardrobe.

"I've got all these lovely clothes that I haven't worn in about eight years into them.

"Last Sunday I went upstairs and called my husband and children up and I was there in my wedding dress, so that was a thrill."

"It sparked a lovely conversation about how Mummy and Daddy got married and so on."

The BBC newsreader also revealed that she's enjoying how her body is changing, as she's getting stronger and more toned because of Strictly.

She said: "My body is stronger now, the muscles that are developing, I'm sure I'm much stronger and fitter now than I was eight years ago.

"My legs now are more muscle than anything else – in a nice way. They are very very toned."

But while the fitness side of things seems to be going well for the journalist, she suffered a serious injury during training – but still danced through it until her and dance pro Aljaž Škorjanec were eliminated in Blackpool.

Yet, Kate is no stranger to putting her body under strain, as she's competed as a swimmer and triathlete, and has also had back surgery and four rounds of fertility treatment, before conceiving her daughter Clemency naturally at 41.

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