Claire Sweeney, 48, catches the eye in a bold paisley print jumpsuit

On a night dedicated to theatre it was fashion that dominated the red carpet as Claire Sweeney made a glamorous appearance at the press night of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. 

The former Brookside actress caught the eye in a red paisley jumpsuit as she joined guests at the London Palladium ahead of the special event. 

With a sleeveless detail and a cinched waist, the bold outfit ensured Claire, 48, while making her way into the iconic venue.  

Looking good: Claire Sweeney made a glamorous appearance at the press night of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in London on Thursday evening

Looking good: Claire Sweeney made a glamorous appearance at the press night of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in London on Thursday evening

Looking good: Claire Sweeney made a glamorous appearance at the press night of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in London on Thursday evening 

Her appearance comes just two months after she hit back at a magazine for ‘fat shaming’ her after she was featured on the front page, claiming she had piled on the pounds.

The headline accompanying the photos said: ‘Claire’s weight misery, two stone heavier after time abroad’, leading to her furious response on Twitter and a gushing response from her famous friends on Twitter.

But Claire, who last year lost four stone, was quick to call out the publication for focusing on her weight with the shocking front cover spread.

Tasteful: The former Brookside actress caught the eye in a red paisley jumpsuit as she joined guests at the London Palladium ahead of the special event

Tasteful: The former Brookside actress caught the eye in a red paisley jumpsuit as she joined guests at the London Palladium ahead of the special event

Tasteful: The former Brookside actress caught the eye in a red paisley jumpsuit as she joined guests at the London Palladium ahead of the special event

She took to Twitter to write: ‘I cannot believe that in this day and age, mags are still fat-shaming. I’ve been in the business long enough to grow a thick skin, however I worry about those in the public eye who may not be so strong.

‘Particularly relevant on Mental Heath Awareness Week .#nomisery’. The star’s famous friends soon stuck up for her and insisted she was looking better than ever.

Presenter Gaby Roslin tweeted: ‘Utterly disgusting. Sending love to you @clairesweeney and I want to know why this is still “allowed” I am sorry that anyone is ever spoken about like this.’

Not happy: Her appearance comes just two months after she hit back at a magazine for 'fat shaming' her after she was featured on the front page, claiming she had piled on the pounds

Not happy: Her appearance comes just two months after she hit back at a magazine for 'fat shaming' her after she was featured on the front page, claiming she had piled on the pounds

Not happy: Her appearance comes just two months after she hit back at a magazine for ‘fat shaming’ her after she was featured on the front page, claiming she had piled on the pounds

My Family actor Robert Lindsay added: ‘I can only admire your beautiful generosity in embracing #mentalhealthawarenessweek2019 when you have been so personally assaulted by scum that you are so toweringly above x.’

Emmerdale’s Liam Fox said: ‘That is seriously ridiculous!!! Really??? With you 100%.’

Radio host Pete Price wrote: ‘I’m I missing something here? I was with my lovely friend @clairesweeney last Saturday she looks amazing and has got some wonderful TV and theatre work coming up. I was shock to read the garbage in this dreadful magazine about her. You can see from the photo it’s just lies.’

 

 

 

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