December 4, 2022

Matt Lucas, who hosts the Great British Bake Off alongside Noel Fielding on Channel 4, has shared his heartbreaking health fears that were behind his epic weight loss transformation
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Great British Bake Off host Matt Lucas has shared his heart-breaking health feats that led to him having to lose weight.
Viewers of the Channel 4 baking show are concerned for the star after seeing how much weight he has shed in recent months – but there is a reason behind his drastic lifestyle overhaul.
The former Little Britain comedian has gone from a size XXXL to a size medium – by changing two things in his life.
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Matt simply ate less and walked more, and was able to shed the pounds in order to turn his life and health around.
The reasoning behind his lifestyle overhaul was because he was afraid that he would suffer the same fate as some of his family members.
Both his dad and grandad sadly died young from heart attacks in their fifties, which is why the star, 48, wanted to ensure his health was in tip-top condition in order to sustain him through his life.
"My dad died when he was 52, very suddenly. His dad died, I think at 56, so I was looking at the law of averages," he revealed.
"I was very big and I was getting bigger in the pandemic. Sort of not being very active, not really going out, not seeing people, just eating a lot. I was so big I couldn’t really fit on screen any more."
Speaking on the Mid Point podcast, he said: "I’ve still got a proper tummy, I’m not skinny by any means. I’ve just lost some weight. I’ve gone from maybe a double XXL, sometimes triple XXXL, down to a medium.
"I do feel a bit better, I feel a bit relieved. Because the thing is, I don’t do any drugs and I don’t smoke and I hardly ever drink. So it’s just the food really.
"I just don’t eat as much, but I eat sweets still. I like to walk. I live not far from a canal and I love when the weather’s nice going for long walks there."
When fans saw Matt on-screen for GBBO earlier this months, they flooded Twitter with reactions.
One person said: "Holy heck at the weight loss of @RealMattLucas – he looks really well."
While other people seemed concerned, with someone saying: "Woah, I don't know whether to be happy for Matt Lucas at his weight loss or worried…"
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