Former Operation Transformation mentor Dr Eva Orsmond has revealed that she is taking acting lessons and plans to be back on TV soon.

Speaking to this week's RTÉ Guide, the diet and nutrition expert said: “I did a lot of theatre when I was young, so it’s one of those things that I said when I had more time I would like to go back to."

Finnish-born Orsmond left Operation Transformation last year and has since published a new book entitled 10lb Diet but is now hoping to make a return to television.

“I’m not finished with TV. I would love to do my own show. I’ve quite a few ideas, obviously based around weight-loss," she told the Guide.

"I hope it’s something that will happen in the near future. But I needed this break and I need to step away from Operation Transformation. I’m the type of person that’s always looking ahead at the next thing.”