The Chase’s Mark Labbett issues warning about ‘fraud account’ as his pictures are stolen

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Mark Labbett, 56, otherwise known as The Beast on ITV’s The Chase, has urged fans not to follow a sham Instagram account which is posing as his secretary and using his images.

Warning his 26,000 followers, Mark wrote this morning: “Unfortunately the account marklabbett_secretary (using this picture) is a fraud.

“I don’t have a secretary. Reported to Insta.”

The Chase fans have thanked Mark for the warning.

Susan replied: “Thanks for the info.”

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Linda said: “Thanks Mark! Got a [follow] request.”

Ashley said it was “creepy” and Sue added: “That’s no good at all.”

It comes after Mark sent fans into a frenzy when he showcased his dramatic weight loss.

The quizzer previously tipped the scales at his heaviest of 29 stone, but has now shed a whopping 10 stone.

Addressing his weight loss, Mark has credited the transformation to spending time with his young son during lockdown.

He said on Loose Women last year: “Several factors came together nicely and the weight has just fallen off.

“The principal thing has been running after a hyperactive three-year-old in lockdown when the nurseries were shut.

“Instead of going to the fridge for a bit of late-night snacking all I could do was just collapse on a heap on the bed.”

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The Chaser has also adopted a high-protein diet instead of “pub meals with onion rings and garlic bread”.

He also reduced the amount of sugar he consumes, which he said was his “downfall” previously.

While Mark’s weight loss is a huge achievement, he previously told he’s “still got a way to go”.

“It turned out a couple of years ago I wasn’t far away from being non-diabetic.

“I got pretty close to it. Unfortunately, I let myself go a bit because I didn’t know at the time.”

Mark was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2017.

On his diagnosis, Mark explained: “I’ve got skin that doesn’t heal properly in my lower legs.

“A nurse looked at me and she asked, ‘Are you sure you’re not diabetic?’

“They took a test and she said, ‘Yes, you’re diabetic.’”

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