TV chef James Martin has revealed he has lost around one stone in weight due to the pressures of working in a high definition TV world.
The presenter told the Daily Mail that he has become aware that much TV larger screens, combined with HD technology, “show everything”.
“I’ve lost a stone-ish. I just think it’s a lifestyle thing and also looking at yourself on TV,” he said.
“I don’t really watch the programmes that I do because you get critical of yourself.
“You kind of watch and go, ‘Oh God there’s a bit of a chin happening there’.”
The former Saturday Kitchen host, 45, added: “And everybody’s TVs are bigger now. Before you used to watch TV on a small one and now they’re massive.”
Martin, who is 6ft 4in tall, previously weighed 19 stone 7lb at his heaviest.
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He lost around five stone while appearing on Strictly Come Dancing in 2005, with one stop apparently dropping off within the first week!
The rest of it came off within six weeks, due to the gruelling training… something he warned fellow chef pal Simon Rimmer about when he did the show last autumn.
He told Prima magazine: “I sent Simon a text saying, ‘Good luck, you’ll need it’.
“I told him, ‘Forget what they told you, forget all of that one day training’.
“‘Once you get past week four, it’s seven days a week, 10 hours a day minimum’.”
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