TELLY star Jason Manford has shed close to a stone of lockdown weight – and celebrated with a calorie-laden McFlurry.
The 39-year-old funnyman tipped the scales at 17st 6lb when he began his health kick on New Year’s Day.
The radio host shared a snap showing his weight loss journey had taken him to 16stone 10lb.
Jason wants to lose around two stone before he turns 40 in May and has revealed that he is eating more healthy and sticking to a fitness plan to shed the pounds.
Thee dad-of-five jumped in his car and drove to McDonald’s to indulge in a cheeky treat at the weekend to celebrate his weight loss.
The comedian posted a snap of him with the Cadbury Flake raspberry ice cream, he wrote: “And now treating my good weigh in with a McFlurry 😂😂.”
The DJ – who told listeners on his Absolute 90s show on Sunday morning how he’d accidentally nicked a tin of Spam from his local supermarket wrote: “So, like a lot of people, lockdown hit me hard.
“Not the first one, that was all rainbows and clapping and sunny walks. I’m talking the pre-Christmas one.
“On New Year’s Day I got on the scales and realised I was the heaviest I’d ever been (the full Danny DeVito!).”
Jason told his fans that he has dramatically overhauled his diet and is embracing a healthy and active lifestyle.
“I’ve been doing some outside exercise work with my pal a couple of times a week and walking/jogging with the kids.
“I can’t say its ‘fallen off’ but I’m halfway to where I want to before my 40th in May.”
He added: “So I’ve been eating well and working harder than normal since then. No diets just counting calories (but being sensible about which calories), getting a good night’s sleep (as often as I can) and drinking plenty of water.
“Trust me, I’m a lazy, greedy sod and if I can do it, you can (if you want).”
Jason revealed he picked up the tinned meat in his local store to try because he’d not tasted it for years.
But he tucked the tin in his coat pocket to free his hands for the other goods he was juggling and forgot to pay for it.
A number of fans flocked to praise Jason on his weight loss journey, with one writing: “You’re doing fab, it’s all about balance.”
Another posted: “A good weigh in always deserves a reward.”
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A third added: “Well done on the weight loss Jason. Treats allowed.”
The star recently revealed that he had piled on the pounds in lockdown and lost one stone after he vowed to get fit for his appearance in Soccer Aid last September.