Brenda Edwards poses in swimwear for Loose Womens empowering Body Stories campaign as she opens up about breast cancer diagnosis

Loose Women: Brenda Edwards joins Loose Women's Body Stories campaign

Brenda Edwards has posed in a swimsuit for Loose Womens Body Stories (Picture: Nicky Johnston)

Brenda Edwards has become the latest Loose Women star to join their Body Stories campaign.

Brenda, 45, rocked a low cut black swimsuit and went topless for the black and white campaign shots.

She bravely spoke about the moment she was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in 2015, and thanked the Loose Women ladies (who took part in a revealing shoot for Body Stories in 2017) for helping her open up about her health.

The panellist said: Whilst doing Hairspray [the musical] in 2015 I found a lump… I went to see the doctors as I could still feel the lump. On the 6th January, I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, which was very frightening, scary. I didnt know what to do, what to make of it or how to handle it.

I had chemotherapy for six months and then went through that. All through it, when I told my children, they were like “Come on mum, you can be strong”. My friends and my family they were so supportive.

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I felt like, Im going to get through this. It was an amazing eye opener for me. What I started to do was look at food differently as well as I dont think I ate the right things for my body.

Loose Women: Brenda Edwards joins Loose Women's Body Stories campaign supplied metro.co.uk

Brenda looked body confident in the glamorous photos (Picture: Nicky Johnston)

Loose Women: Brenda Edwards joins Loose Women's Body Stories campaign supplied metro.co.uk

The 45-year-old even went topless for one shot (Picture: Nicky Johnston)

It was actually [Loose Women] I came on to announce I was going through it. Ive watched you ladies – I felt if I come on and give my story Ill feel strength.

Brenda underwent a mastectomy and then breast reconstruction. Tissue and skin from her stomach were used to create a new breast and belly button.

Im actually quite happy with how it looks now, the actress said.

Loose Women: Brenda Edwards joins Loose Women's Body Stories campaign supplied metro.co.uk

Her pictures are part of Loose Womens empowering Body Stories campaign (Picture: Nicky Johnston)

Ive got a scar there, but its not my stretch mark scars, thats a silver lining I guess.

Im really grateful that my body got me through the cancer, this is my body and Im embracing me as much as I can.

For her photoshoot she posed in a black swimsuit, something she admits she would never have done shortly after having her first child.

I used to be very confident about my body. Just before I got pregnant with my first baby Jamal, I had a fabulous shape and I was confident with it. I was always wearing jumpsuits. I used to love my jumpsuits back then as well.

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