Inside Paddy McGuinness’ stunning two stone weight loss in just five weeks with key diet change

Paddy McGuinness might be best known for his TV dating series Take Me Out, and his stints presenting Top Gear and This Morning.

But now he's set for even greater things, having been confirmed as the new presenter of a Sunday morning show on BBC Radio 2, taking over from musical theatre star Michael Ball.

Last week it was announced that Paddy would be stepping into Michael's shoes, after Michael was revealed as the new host of the station's popular Love Songs programme, following former presenter Steve Wright's sad death earlier this year.

Paddy, who has split from his wife Christine, is less well known for his fitness regime – but the star has previously proudly displayed his impressive weight loss.

Back in 2019, Paddy wowed his 755,000 Instagram followers by revealing a whopping two stone weight loss in just five weeks. The then-45 year old shared on social media how he managed to dramatically transform his body through weight training and a simple diet change – clean eating.

In a series of snaps, the comedian detailed his new healthy regime and encouraged fans to follow suit. His post read: "There's five weeks and a tan between both these pics. I started at 14 stone and finished at 12 stone 4lb. This was down to just three hours a week weight training but 7 days a week of strict dieting. I was on 4 meals a day all clean eating."

The tall presenter admitted in the post: "I felt great and was getting shredded but personally I thought I looked too small and light for my size, 6ft 1."

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Paddy followed a strict regime -Credit:Instagram

The dad-of-two added: "I'm back to eating a decent enough diet, for me, now but I'm also enjoying plenty of treats (in moderation). I'm now 13stn 9lb (2nd pic) and happy with my size. Not shredded to death but feel comfortable in my clothes and more importantly I'm not out of breath climbing up the stairs! ! ! #beforeandafter #dowhatsbestforyou #32waist41chest."

Paddy highlighted that he was able to make a positive change on his fitness by ditching booze and junk food, and his fans were quick to compliment his toned physique in the comments section.

One followers said: "You look fantastic Paddy, well done you xx."

Another fan chimed in saying: "@mcguinness.paddy you all ways look in good shape tall and slim now you look fit as."

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Paddy in a hotel gym -Credit:mcguinness.paddy/instagram
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Meanwhile, several fans expressed their interest in Paddy's fitness regimen, with comments such as: "Could I ask what was a typical days food please? " and "Interested in your strict diet, could you point me in the right direction?"

At the time, Paddy seemed happily married to Christine, with rumours swirling about their apparent antics at the TV Choice Awards.

According to buzz around the event, the pair were said to have sneaked off from London's Dorchester Hotel for a quick 'romantic moment' before the evening ended.

A source divulged to The Sun: "They were joking about how they are making more time for each other, so fellow guests were left laughing about what they were up to when the couple mischievously excused themselves midway through."