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Drake and Josh star Josh Peck praised after taking dig at his own weight loss

Drake and Josh star Josh Peck praised after taking dig at his own weight loss

The ex-Nickelodeon star has poked fun at himself

Josh Peck has posted a clip making fun of his weight loss, and it has got praise and support from fans.

The Drake and Josh star posted a reel on Instagram on Tuesday (20 February) which has gone viral.

Watch the full clip below:

The 37-year-old, unlike several ex-child stars, hasn't faded away into obscurity, having roles in Ice Age, TV series Grandfathered and was a part of the 'vlog squad', a YouTube group spearheaded by David Dobrik.

Oh, and he played physicist Kenneth Bainbridge in Oppenheimer, meaning he got to push the button for the bomb in the movie.

Peck has previously revealed the surprisingly low amount he was paid while starring on Nickelodeon fan favourite show, Drake and Josh, while speaking on the Diary of a CEO podcast.

He has lost a lot of weight since his days on the kids' channel, and has also spoken about how he overcame substance abuse to now becoming a father and husband.

Peck poked fun at his weight loss and needing Ozempic.

The new clip has got over 185k views since being posted, and is just 10 seconds long.

The actor simply lip syncs while having the text 'when you lose 100 pounds naturally and then Ozempic.'

He jokingly lip synced: "All that work and what did it get me? Why did I do it?"

Ozempic is a type two diabetes medication that is prescribed to help manage blood glucose levels.

It is taken once a week as an injection for people that are type two diabetic, helping your body to produce more insulin when required.

The medication is also known to help with weight loss, with Peck making fun of the fact he did it 'the hard way', while nowadays people can take the medication and lose weight in an easier, less gruelling method.

Peck reached a weight of over 300 pounds (136 kilograms) as a teenager, and eventually managed to lose 100 pounds (45 kilograms) through changing his diet and living a healthier lifestyle.

His weight was often the butt of the joke on the Nickelodeon series.
Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Fans were quick to show their support for the actor losing weight the natural way, in the comments below the viral video.

One user commented: "Way cooler and better honestly. And you have kept it off for YEARS! Praying to be like you one day."

Another said: "But you lost 100 naturally. Ozempic can't be healthy. Kudos to you," with two clapping emojis.

A third put: "Cause you did it the natural, healthy and admirable way. [but also LOL love this]"

Featured Image Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images/Instagram/@shuapeck

Topics: Celebrity, Health, Instagram, Viral, TV and Film