Mark Labbett floors The Chase fans with hunky snap after dramatic weight loss

Television star Mark Labbett has sent The Chase fans into meltdown after showing off his five-stone weight loss online.

The 55-year-old quizzer logged into his Instagram on Thursday to share his new promo photographs with his 15,900 followers.

He captioned his snap: "New promo shot, I will confess to some photoshopping by my people. Even so, not bad 🙂 #scarybeast"

Unsurprisingly, Mark's latest social media appearance caught the attention of his fans, with some rushing to leave a message for the star in the comment section.

One fan gushed: "Actually made me gasp. Wow, just wow."

Another added: "Looking great Mark."

A third person posted: "Sexy Beast" alongside three flame emojis.

While a fourth said: You look so well."

Mark previously explained that he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, which encouraged him to get into shape.

The Chaser said on ITV's Loose Women: "It was the diabetes.

"My colleague Paul Sinha also got the diagnosis and he rapidly lost two stone and he went from being diabetic to pre or non-diabetic.

"I’m still eating very well – I'm just cutting out sugar because of Type 2 diabetes."

Mark revealed he watched himself on The Chase recently and he admired how much progress he'd made.

He said on Twitter: "Looking at that show from four years, boy have I lost some weight off my chin 🙂 #TheChase."

The TV star, who weighed 27st at his heaviest, has shed the pounds over the last three years.

In July last year, Mark revealed he'd lost "a bit of waistline" as he showed off how baggy his smart trousers were.

But just a month later, he explained he'd dropped even more weight after he contracted coronavirus in February, and was left with no appetite.

At the time, he told The Sun On Sunday: "I never formally got a test but all I can say is that for two weeks I had complete loss of appetite, no sense of smell, a temperature, exhaustion and the worst fever of my life."

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Mark added: "I basically didn't eat for two weeks but since then the weight has continued to drop off because I have continued to eat sensible.

"I knew I had to. I am still losing weight and beginning to notice the difference in photos which, I can assure you, are not Photoshopped!"

The Chase airs weekday on ITV at 6pm

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