The Chase star Mark “The Beast” Labbett says his latest 5 stone weight reduction has been right down to a secret battle with coronavirus.
The 54-year-old game show genius revealed he was struck dow with the doubtless lethal COVID-19 virus again in February and has been shedding weight to enhance his general well being since.
Mark – who’s diabetic – was given a warning about his weight by docs as he tipped the scales at 27st earlier this 12 months.
He has since managed to get his weight beneath 23st and hopes to drop even additional to beneath 20st and to take his BMI degree to lower than 30.
Opening up about his well being scare, Mark informed The Solar on Sunday: “I received suspected Covid on the finish of February, and received despatched house from work, for the primary time in 15 years, on Wednesday 27th.
“ITV had been good, and took no probabilities.
“As a result of the testing capability was so restricted then, I by no means formally received a take a look at however all I can say is that for 2 weeks I had full lack of urge for food, no sense of odor, a temperature, exhaustion and the worst fever of my life.
Mark went on to element how he was struck with “speedy assaults” throughout the evening the place he would weak up shivering uncontrollably – which he says was a symptom of his coronavirus prognosis.
He then defined that he was warned final Christmas to misplaced weight after docs points him a “pink” warning over his weigh.
He stated: “I principally didn’t eat for 2 weeks however since then the burden has continued to drop off as a result of I’ve continued to eat sensibly. I knew I needed to.
“I’m nonetheless shedding weight and starting to note the distinction in pictures which, I can guarantee you, are usually not Photoshopped!”
Mark has been married to spouse Katie since March 2014 and collectively they’ve a three-year-old son.
The ITV star credit his weight reduction with “giving up chocolate” and “working after” his younger son.