Mark Labbett showcased his recent 10st weight loss as he shared a photo of himself donning a black suit.
The Chase star, 55, cut a dapper figure in the photo he shared on Sunday and was inundated with comments from fans praising him for his health efforts.
Mark grinned at the camera in the photo and wrote: ‘The next member of the Double O section?’
Looking good: Mark Labbett showcased his recent 10st weight loss as he shared a photo of himself donning a black suit
The quiz expert sported a black blazer with matching trousers and tie along with a crisp white shirt.
Commenting on the photo, one user wrote: ‘Looking good now, any tips on how to lose weight?’
Another said: ‘You look fabulous Mark. Well done on your hard work in losing the pounds.’
Another user added: ‘Well done Mark. So much negativity on social media at present, but brilliant work on the weight loss.’
Health: The Chase star, 55, cut a dapper figure in the photo he shared on Sunday and was inundated with comments from fans praising him for his health efforts (pictured in 2019)
Mark spoke about shedding 10st during an appearance on Loose Women in March, explaining he dropped five trouser sizes by cutting down on sugar and carbs.
Mark said he was advised by a friend not to have a gastric band because of how he gets his calories from ‘sugar’, which is hard to digest and credited his four-year-old ‘hyperactive’ son for his weight loss.
Of why he chose not to have surgery, Mark said: ‘I’m not a drinker but sugar has always been my downfall. A good friend of mine who had the gastric band said it won’t do any good for me as I get all my calories by sugar, and it’s too easy to digest.’
He added: ‘I still have sugar but an awful lot less. I should have less still.’
Reaction: One user wrote: ‘You look fabulous Mark. Well done on your hard work in losing the pounds’
Speaking about his transformation, Mark told the panel: ‘I am gradually dropping Xs off my size. I’ve gone from 5XL to 4XL and it looks like the next time I go shopping I’ll be able to squeeze into XL underpants.
‘I’ve lost 10 stone. I was 29 stone when I was a full time teacher in 2003 and I was in danger of high blood pressure.
‘I’ve been around 26 stone up until lockdown, and then a few things happened quite nicely and came together and started losing weight.’
He continued: ‘The principle thing is running after a hyperactive toddler when nurseries have been shut.
Before and after: The ITV gameshow genius nicknamed ‘The Beast’, said he has dropped a staggering five trouser sizes by cutting down on sugar and carbs (pictured right last August)
‘I’m sure every woman knows this, how do you keep up with them? I found at the end of the evening instead of going to the fridge for late night snacking, all I could do was collapse on the bed.’
The Chase star added how ‘weight fell off’ when he suffered Covid-like symptoms a year ago.
He said: ‘I’ve been lucky in that a year ago I had suspected Covid, I lost my sense of taste and I didn’t want to eat in these two weeks.
‘Being a big guy like myself the weight falls off now. I don’t feel like eating as much so I eat less and lose more weight.’
Applause: Mark said on Loose Women: ‘I’ve been around 26 stone up until lockdown, and then a few things happened quite nicely and came together and started losing weight’
Impressive: I’ve gone from 5XL to 4XL and it looks like the next time I go shopping I’ll be able to squeeze into XL underpants. Mark pictured on Loose Women in 2017
During the interview, Mark also touched upon his love life.
In August last year, Mark revealed he’d split from his wife Katie after seven years of marriage so she could be free to date her lover, after their plans to have an open marriage failed to work.
It was revealed at the time Katie, who works as a nurse, had been seeing her senior design engineer lover Scott Bate, 30, for 18 months.
He said: ‘Well let me put it this way I don’t think it’s possible to do any kind of dating while in lockdown, let’s say I’m married to my work. My priority is on my son.’
Over: During the interview, Mark also touched upon his love life after his split from wife Katie in August last year. He said his main focus was his son, four (pictured with Katie in 2018)