The Chase's Mark 'The Beast' Labbett so slim fans don't recognise him as he opens Christmas gift | The Sun

MARK 'The Beast' Labbett's weight loss has continued – so much so, some fans didn't recognise him.

The 57-year-old star has slimmed down dramatically in recent months and lose a remarkable ten stone.

He posed with one of his Christmas presents – the board game version of Pointless, one of The Chase's great rivals in the quizzing world.

Mark wrote, referring to the game's former co-host: "This was my secret Santa at the Northwich Panto. I suspect Richard Osman."

Several said they were astonished, with one tweeting: "Jesus, almost didn't recognise you, really smashed that weightloss."

Another wrote: "Bloody hell, actually didn’t think that was you and thought it was possibly your son or a relative lol."

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A third said: "Just got to say this you look absolutely amazing. Wtg with losing so much weight xx. Have a fabulous Christmas xx."

Mark first appeared on The Chase in 2009, where producers handed him his now-familiar nickname The Beast.

He explained during an appearance on Loose Women that he had shed ten stone.

The star, who has a young son, said: "I’ve been around 26 stone up until lockdown, and then a few things happened quite nicely and came together and I started losing weight.

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“The principal thing is running around after a hyperactive toddler when nurseries have been shut. How do you keep up with them?

“I found at the end of the evening instead of going to the fridge for late night snacking, all I could do was collapse on the bed.”

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