Jacqueline Jossa has defended herself after receiving fat-shaming abuse from a troll.

The former EastEnders star, 28, proudly showed off her weight loss with fans on Tuesday - but her celebration was short-lived as one nasty user decided to send her a negative message about her body transformation.

The doting mother-of-two had shared a selfie looking all bronzed and slim, to which the hater slid into her DMs.

"You getting fat," they wrote.

Sarcastically, the actress penned back to him: "Oo really, you think? I think I've lost some weight... But you would know best babe."

The troll replied: "You sure you got a double chin."

Jacqueline Jossa has defended herself after receiving fat-shaming abuse from a troll
Jacqueline Jossa has defended herself after receiving fat-shaming abuse from a troll

Jacqueline fired back: "In the picture above you think I have a double chin? Really.. Oo thanks."

She then sent the troll a photo of herself purposely pulling a double chin.

Jac then told him: "Think this has a double chin... not the one above... but thanks so much for your concern," she laughed. "Stay cute x"

She received this message from the troll
She received this message from the troll

In recent days, Jacqueline has been flaunting her new figure all over her social media.

She's has been documenting her "healthy reboot" journey over and keeping her followers updated with how she is feeling.

Showing off an 8lb drop, Jossa shared the image on Instagram, which shows her sitting at her dressing table in a pair of silk, black shorts and matching skimpy top.

As she spritzed herself with a mist of fake tan, the TV star looked happy and healthy.

She sent a picture back to him to prove him wrong
She sent a picture back to him to prove him wrong

According to the Daily Star, the former EastEnders star, who played Lauren Branning, has been on a weight loss journey since leaving the BBC show.

She said she lost "over half a stone" but isn't planning on stopping anytime soon.

In a recent Q&A with fans, she said how much she had lost so far and said how far she still has to go.

One fan said: "How much weight have you lost?"

Jac replied: "I don't actually know and this week I haven't looked. But over half a stone. But I've got a while to go."

Jacqueline is looking fabulous
Jacqueline is looking fabulous

She talked about how she is on a "healthy reboot plan", with the health kick already losing her the pounds.

Jacqueline said: "I have tried to be as good as possible. You guys know I'm on a bit of a healthy reboot plan.

"I think we're going to be fine. I still feel really good and I definitely haven't eaten as much crap as I would have during these times. So that's good isn't it."

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