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EASTENDERS legend Martine McCutcheon looked slimmer than ever as she run in her 46th birthday.

The actress looked gorgeous on an afternoon stroll in fitted shiny trousers as she reflected on everything she was grateful for.

Martine McCutcheon looked amazing on her 46th birthdayCredit: Instagram/@martinemccutcheon/

Martine completed the look with a grey sweatshirt that read Sydney, white sunglasses and wore her hair in loose waves.

Posting the photo on Instagram, Martine revealed she'd been having a flair up of her Myalgic encephalomyelitis – also known as chronic fatigue.

Martine captioned the post: "The Sun is shining, the shades are on and it’s my birthday! I’ve had a bit of a a M.E flare up lately but the sunshine and walking in nature always makes me smile and the fresh air does wonders doesn’t it?

"I’m taking it nice & easy, I’m letting my boys spoil me rotten with pressies, I’m listening to my favourite play list and opening handmade cards and pressies in the garden!

"Feeling very loved and grateful. 🙏🏽☀️🥰 Happy days! 👏🏼🥳🥰🎁🎂."

Her celebrity mates rushed to congratulate the actress and wish her many happy returns.

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Singer Natalie Imbruglia wrote: "Happy Birthday darling girl ❤️🎉"

Actress Catherine Tyldsley added: "Happy Birthday gorgeous girl! Have a beautiful day ❤️❤️."

The svelte star has been showing fans her amazing figure recently.

Many have noticed how great Martine looks at the moment, and she recently explained how she manages her health.

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"I think it takes a long time to work out what your own recipe is," she told Love Sunday magazine.

"It’s taken me such a long time to look through all the stuff that’s out there and just do what works for me.

"So it’s not as simple as just going on a crazy diet. I just feel like it’s really important to encourage women to just be the best version of themselves."

Martine says she doesn't follow a particular diet to stay healthy, but has a "simple trick" to stay in shape as she revealed: "The 80/20 rule is what works for me."

The star – who played Tiffany Mitchell on the BBC One soap - recently shared a snap from her modelling days when she was 11-years-old.

Wearing her hair in bunches, Martine looked fresh-faced in the black and white image.

A young Martine was appearing in a clothing ad for high street shop Tammy Girl.

Martine wrote: "Erm… Exsqueeze me guys… But where’s the sun gone?! 🤷🏻‍♀️☀️🤷🏻‍♀️.

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"Me and my 11-year-old self (modelling for Tammy girl) are a bit in shock - I thought it was meant to be lovely all week & it’s my birthday on Saturday!

"Let’s put it out there 'Shine on Saturday! Shine on Saturday!"

The star celebrated her birthday in style by reflecting on everything she was grateful forCredit: Martine McCutcheon Instagram
She recently shared a throwback photo to her days as a child modelCredit: Instagram

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