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'The Beast' Strips Off On TV After Health Scare Shocked Him Into Losing Weight

'The Beast' Strips Off On TV After Health Scare Shocked Him Into Losing Weight

The Chase's Mark 'The Beast' Labbet rocked up on Loose Women today in just his undies to show off his recent weight loss.

While on the show, Mark opened up about recently being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and how it had shocked him into losing two stone. See the results in the video below:

Credit: ITV/Loose Women

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Speaking to the hosts about their Body Stories campaign, which aims to promote body happiness, Mark said they should have included a 'larger gentleman' in the images, because too many of the men had six-packs.

He said: "Looking there, they're actually a fine body of men, there's something like one, two, three, four six-packs there - for a gang of men over 40, that's pretty unrepresentative. So I said, 'Where's the larger gentleman?' and they [Loose Women] said they couldn't get anyone brave enough to do it.

"I won't lie, I'm a little bit nervous about this but you should do something once in a while that scares you."

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Although, if he was feeling nervous he didn't really show it. In fact his own body confidence seemed pretty sound, as he said: "I would happily walk around the swimming pool or wherever on the beach, so what's the problem in front of a camera? No one would think twice if a female celeb came on in her swimming costume, so why the big deal if it's a male? It's 2017.

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"I have a very good relationship with my body. It's generally done me quite well. I'm in pretty good shape but recently I've been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I'm not going to complain; I've done the crime, so now I'm doing the time.

"I've enjoyed being this heavy, I've generally got away with it - now I haven't so the weight's coming off. I've lost a couple of stone so far. It's a lost easier when you know you have to."

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He added: "I'm quite happy being me, I haven't got time to be anyone else."

Which, is a fucking brilliant attitude, if you ask me.

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Credit: ITV/The Chase

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When asked how he felt about stripping off to be photographed he said: "It's like anything else, the anticipation is far worse - once you do it, it's just me."

He went on to say that he'd like to be slim enough to have to buy a new suit for the National Television Awards in January. I reckon with his attitude, he'll smash it.

Featured Image Credit: ITV/Loose Women

Topics: the chase, Loose Women, UK Entertainment, ITV

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Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]