Bake Off fans were stunned when Matt Lucas revealed his weight loss after a diet overhaul
Great British Bake Off viewers were amazed to see Matt Lucas’ weight loss since the show returned on Tuesday.
The 48-year-old comedian appeared in the episode looking slimmer than before after overhauling his health and fitness routine.
Viewers took to Twitter to share their surprise at his new look, tweeting: “Damn @RealMattLucas weight loss – he looks really good” and “Matt Lucas has lost weight.”
Others added: “Wow I don’t know whether to be happy for Matt Lucas weight loss or worried…” and “Matt Lucas has lost a lot of weight but I understand it’s totally on purpose and reflects his concerns about the dangers of diabetes. He looks great and I hope he lives a long, healthy and happy life – diabetes free. Well done Matt!”
Some criticized fans for discussing his body, adding: “Too many people talking about Matt Lucas’ body tonight. Whatever happens to him is none of his business. This constant obsession with making comments about other people’s weight needs to stop.’
Matt had reassessed his health and fitness after “eating most of the cake” while appearing on the show and finding himself gaining weight.
He tweeted: “Basically I was already pretty big and then I walked into a big white tent and ate most of the cake inside.
“Then I saw myself on TV and thought, ‘I barely fit on the screen’ and realized it was time to do something about it.”
He also revealed that a big part of his decision to lose weight was to prevent himself from dying young like his father had.
Matt told Gabby Logan on her podcast The Mid.Point: “I’m 48, my dad died when he was 52, very suddenly, his dad died, I think, at 56, so I was looking at the law of averages here.
“I was very big and actually got bigger during the pandemic. I’m kind of not very active, I don’t really go out, I don’t see people, I just eat a lot of baked potatoes.
“I was so big I couldn’t fit on the screen anymore. Love them. Nothing has changed, I just don’t eat as much.
He added: “The thing is if you’re big and by the way I still have a decent stomach, I’m not skinny by any means, I’ve just lost a bit of weight, I’ve gone from maybe a double XXL, sometimes a triple XXXL, to an average now I think .
“Though the mean is sometimes large for me, and sometimes small for me.”
Matt revealed that he still eats sweets, but has cut back on his portions and is exercising by walking along a canal near his home.
The Great British Bake Off returned on Tuesday for its 13thth season as planned, although many television schedules were changed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Great British Bake Off airs on Tuesdays at 8pm on Channel 4.
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