Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett has celebrated his recent birthday by sharing a remarkable picture showcasing his impressive weight loss efforts.
Known for his towering presence and formidable knowledge on the popular quiz show The Chase, Labbett has embarked on an extraordinary transformation over the past few years, shedding over 63kg.
The jaw-dropping image he posted to mark his 58th birthday revealed a strikingly slimmer figure, no doubt leaving fans amazed and inspired.
The birthday snapshot surfaced on Instagram, courtesy of Labbett’s girlfriend Hayley Palmer, capturing a candid moment as he took his seat for a birthday meal.
The picture showcases a delectable spread of sausages, mashed potatoes, peas, and gravy placed before him.
“Bangers and mash for the birthday boy!!” she wrote alongside the photo.
As fans took a moment to wrap their head around Labbett’s astounding weight loss transformation, many took the opportunity to wish the “brilliant quizzer and lovely man” a happy birthday on social media.
Happy Birthday Fabulous Mark Labett. Brilliant quizzer and lovely man. Great memory when Ann Hegerty, Sue and David Hahn and myself met up for lunch recently It was a lovely day. Hope you have a Wonderful Birthday Mark @MarkLabbett @anne_hegerty @celebagents @ITVChase #TheBeast pic.twitter.com/s3HjJRAUq6
— Vicki Michelle MBE ???? (@vickimichelle) August 15, 2023
Happy birthday Beast ????????
— Claye Sampson (@CSefc1878) August 15, 2023
— James N (@JamesN1991) August 15, 2023
Lovely man. Happy Birthday Mark.????
— Nicki Edwards ???? (@EdwardsNicki) August 15, 2023
Labbett has never hesitated to talk about his weight loss journey, Labbett joined The Morning Show in early 2022 to discuss his weight loss transformation.
Labbett revealed that at his heaviest he weighed 185 kilograms and was down to 135 kilograms at the time, revealing he was “doing okay.”
Taking to social media, Labbett also showed the extent of his weight loss at the time, posting a shirtless selfie with the caption “Down to 52-inch chest from 60”. So was 5xl, now 2xl.”
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In December 2021, Labbett opened up about his weight during an appearance on the British daytime talk show Loose Women where he shared some of the secrets behind his dramatic weight loss.
The quiz wiz accreted his weight loss journey to his diet and the effects of “changing his habits”.
“I’m on a high protein diet… so eating an awful lot of meat and lean meat, and as much as I love chips and other carbs, I’m having quite a bit less than I used to,” he said.
He also told the show how looking after a toddler during lockdown had contributed to his weight-loss progress.
“The principal thing has been running around after a hyperactive three-year-old in lockdown when the nursery was shut,” Labbett explained.
“I found at the end of the evening instead of going to the fridge for late-night snacking, all I could do was collapse on the bed.”