THE Chase’s Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett has shown fans his impressive weight loss in loose fitting trousers.
Mark, 54, said he has “a long way to go” but was pleased with his recent efforts, as he modelled his baggy trousers on Twitter.
Lost a bit of waistline, still a long way to go 🙂 #skinnybeast #doubletwoshirts pic.twitter.com/zlVby2lfMm
The quiz master was applauded by fans for losing weight during lockdown and they told him to keep up the good work.
One said: ” Keep going pal, it’s hard work but it’s achievable”
Another fan said: “Well done achieving that over the last months. Being in close proximity to my fridge for most of the waking day has certainly been bad for my waistline!”
Mark lost a a whopping two-and-a-half stone last year through a combination of diet and exercise.
The 54-year-old’s lofty 6ft 6ins height and thinner body was plain to see as he posed for pics at a pub quiz last year.
The TV star weighed 378lbs at his heaviest, but detailed in a series of tweets how his body had transformed.
Mark shared: “#thechase lost four inches off my chest and six inches off my belly in last six months. So they have bought me a new suit for the show. First target achieved (sic)”.
The telly favourite was pictured looking slimmer than ever while paying a visit to champion quizzers The Four Tops at The Cleveland Bay pub in Eaglescliffe.
#thechase lost four inches off my chest and six inches off my belly in last six months. So they have bought me a new suit for the show. First target achieved 🙂
@Reallisariley I am not at your level yet but in last six months dropped 2.5 stones, four inches off chest and six inches off stomach 🙂
Mark previously revealed he turned down I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! in 2016, because he didn’t think the basic diet of rice and beans would be substantial enough for him.
Mark, who is 6ft 6in, joked that he would probably have to resort to munching on his fellow campmates in order to live.
He said: “I’ve been asked to do the jungle but the base calorie intake is about 700. Look at me! If I survived a week I’d drop three stone and cannibalism would be on the cards.
“On Sugar Free Farm the weight fell off me because I couldn’t eat enough. Does ‘The Chase’ need me big? Put it this way, whenever I start losing weight because I’m doing a fitness kick of whatever, the producers go past me and hand me a second portion of pudding.”
In 2017 Mark stripped down on Loose Women as part of their male Body Stories campaign.
The star then went on to explain that he had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and had slimmed down two stone.
Confessing that at his worst he would eat up to ten bars of chocolate a DAY, he said: “I’m not going to complain. I’ve done the crime so I’ll do the time.”
Despite this, he said that he had a good relationship with his figure and definitely declared: “I am what I am.”