The Chase is airing its spin-off show, Beat the Chasers, this week and some of the world’s best quizzers are going head to head with members of the public. Amongst them is Mark Labbett, Anne Hegerty and Paul Sinha. Having been on TV for many years, the three stars have caught the attention of viewers due to their weight loss transformation. So which diet plans did they follow and how successful were they?
Mark, also known as The Beast on the ITV quiz show has lost a phenomenal amount of weight in the last two years.
At his heaviest, Mark was 29 stone, but after changing his lifestyle and overhauling his diet, he went on to lose a whopping 10 stone.
Over the years, Mark’s weight has yo-yoed, but it was around the time of the first lockdown when the number on the weighing scales continued to drop.
He said: “The principal thing has been running after a hyperactive three year old in lockdown when the nurseries were shut.
Anne, also known as The Governess, took part in the 2018 series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
During her time on the show, she lost a stone in weight.
However, in more recent years, the TV personality has reportedly lost three stone.
Anne was in Australia for three weeks, and had to endure gruelling tasks as well as a gruelling diet.
The famous ‘rice and beans’ were on the menu daily, with the odd addition of meat and vegetables.
Paul, aka The Sinnerman, decided to lose weight in 2018 after he was unexpectedly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.
One way to put the diagnosis into remission is by losing weight so he set about this and took part in the ITV documentary, Diabetes: The Fast Fix, where he survived off of 800 calories a day for one month.
At the time, he tweeted: “I’ve lost a stone in weight. If I lose another I have a shout of getting an invite to a gay awards night.”
But his weight loss journey hasn’t been easy.
As of December 27, 2021, he told his Twitter followers: “Wasn’t even a particularly gluttonous Christmas period and yet I put on 4lbs.”
Referencing his yo-yoing weight and efforts to stay slim, he added: “And so the fightback begins for the 718th time.”