Scarlett Moffatt has appeared to respond to claims about her altered appearance by sharing a childhood photograph that shows her features are unchanged.
The TV star, 27, said changes in her looks were down to “highlighter and contouring”, rather than anything more permanent.
In a body-positive Instagram post, Moffatt said she chose to stay optimistic and not focus on looks.
Fans had previously questioned on her social media if she had had plastic surgery.
Alongside a post of a school photograph, in which she is smiling and sporting a red scrunchie, she wrote: “This is me age 6. I have the same button nose, chubby cheeks & monobrow that I do now (just now highlighter and contouring exists ha).
“I also have the same attitude in that life is measured by how many times I laugh a day and how much love I have in my heart. because that’s all that truly matters!
“Ladies, women, girls… despite what most media thrusts upon you … we are more than an aesthetic shell.
“I like to stay positive & focus on my fellow females achievements… as woman we are more than our looks, weight, clothes, our partner!!
“Stay strong & let’s not let this 2018 social conformity of behaving a certain way bring us down!! In the words of little mixes jade ‘we can wear what we want & twerk if we want’.”
This weekend Moffatt will appear on Saturday Night Takeaway, which will be hosted by Declan Donnelly on his own following Ant McPartlin’s charge with drink-driving.