Mark Labbett has been protecting his social media following and The Chase followers updated over the previous yr along with his spectacular weight reduction journey. The Beast is usually topic to jokes from ITV frontman Bradley Walsh on the quiz present about his stature however in 2021, he revealed he’d dropped an unimaginable 10 stone. And whereas he didn’t seem in Friday’s version of the quiz present, he nonetheless couldn’t escape Bradley’s sights as he teased the quizmaster about his transformation.
The second got here only a few minutes into Friday’s instalment of The Chase as 4 new budding quizzers hoped to take dwelling some money.
In order to take action, nonetheless, they’d need to outrun the Chaser, who occurred to be Darragh ‘The Menace’ Ennis for the ultimate episode of the week.
But earlier than welcoming Darragh to the desk to face first participant Ben, Bradley reeled off the entire quizmasters he may presumably be going through.
And when he received to Mark, Bradley rapidly introduced up the Chaser’s weight reduction.
Speaking to Denise Welch, Stacey Solomon, Kaye Adams and Linda Robson, he stated: “I’ve been primarily 25-26 stone up till earlier than the lockdown, and the lockdown for a number of components got here collectively properly and the burden has simply fallen off.”
As effectively as honing his eating regimen, Mark additionally revealed that chasing after his toddler son additionally helped with shedding the kilos.
“I simply discovered by the tip of the night, as a substitute of going to the fridge for a little bit of late-night snacking, all I may do was collapse in a heap on the mattress,” he stated.
Another consider his weight reduction all through lockdown was contracting – what he suspects – was the virus itself.