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​Mark Labbett From 'The Chase' Lost So Much Weight They Had To Buy Him A New Suit

​Mark Labbett From 'The Chase' Lost So Much Weight They Had To Buy Him A New Suit

Mark Labbett - the man who goes by the name of the 'The Beast' on ITV game show The Chase - has revealed that in the last six months he's dropped an impressive four inches from his chest and six from his belly.

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In fact, he said he's even lost so much weight that the folk behind The Chase have had to buy him a new suit for the show - something he said was his 'first target' after he started cracking down on his eating habits.

He also proudly shared the news with actress Lisa Riley - who underwent a dramatic weight loss regime a few years ago and has lost a pretty amazing 12 stone in the process - who seemed made up with his progress.

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Labbett is known on the show for his towering frame, but he recently admitted his signature size has also been the subject of some pretty unwelcome health diagnoses - having been told that he has diabetes.

Speaking on Loose Women, he said: "Those who've got diabetes know there's actually several indicators.

"They check for cholesterol, blood sugar, weight is one of them. And my indicators are all quite comfortably in the yellow zone with one big one in the red zone: my BMI."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

He also explained that it was this diagnosis has prompted him to make the changes, adding: "In some sense it made it easier, just no arguments now. I've enjoyed being this heavy, I always used to say I've got away with it. Well, now I haven't so the weight's coming off."

And if anyone was worrying about 'The Beast' losing so much weight that his nickname is no longer applicable, it turns out that his stature isn't really the inspiration for his alter-ego.

As one fan spotted, he may have earned his name 'The Beast' because of more than just his tall, beastly appearance.

They tweeted: "Only just realised that The Beast is called that on #TheChase because in French beast is la bête and his last name is labbett. Though they called him The Beast cause he's a fat c***."

La bête. Labbett. La bête. Labbett. See?

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Weight Loss, TV and Film, Celebrity, UK Celebrity, the chase, mark labbett, UK Entertainment

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]