Saturday 18 November 2017

Weight-loss celebrities... from Scarlett Moffatt to Christian Bale

Scarlett Moffatt
Scarlett Moffatt
Christian Bale
Matthew McConaughey
Lisa Reilly
Khloe Kardashian

Pat Fitzpatrick

As Lisa Cannon talks to Sarah Caden about her new diet plan, we have a look at some other celebrities who shed the pounds.


The Gogglebox star went into the jungle for I'm A Celebrity . . . Get me Out of Here! last year, where she was surrounded by creepy crawlies. (But enough about Ant and Dec, says you.) Scarlett went from a size 18 to a size eight in 12 months. Some say that's incredible. We say, imagine if her job wasn't to sit and watch television all day? She could have lost so much weight that the tabloids would soon start to worry that she's too thin. If, by worry, you mean showing photos of her in her knickers.


The Hollywood star famously lost 60 pounds for his role in The Machinist. The movie tells the harrowing story of a man who is convinced that he is an Irish bride-to-be, about to get married in three months. (Oh lads, it will be so worth it when I get to eat four tins of Pringles a night on my honeymoon.) Once that movie was over, Bale then had to do some serious bulking up for his next role, playing Batman. How did he do it? By eating dinner-dinner-dinner-dinner. (Make it stop!)


Another 'weight loss for a movie' story, where Matthew McConaughey shed three stone for his role in Dallas Buyers Club. His female fans didn't say anything, because it's hard to talk with your mouth wide open, thinking "I still definitely would". His three-stone weight loss was so sudden that even Los Angeles 'food coaches' said they couldn't recommend it to their clients. Mainly because most of their clients weigh under three stone.


The former Emmerdale star lost 10 stone. Ten! That's nearly as many people as watch the show. The weight-loss figure must be true, because Lisa passed a lie-detector test on Loose Women. ITV should use that lie-detector machine for something other than fat-shaming and catching love rats on Jeremy Kyle. "Simon, are you slightly ashamed of X Factor?" "No, I still think it's amazing." Beep Beep Beep. "Try it one more time, Simon. The question, not the show."


Khloe lost almost three stone. If this was any other celeb, you'd expect a deluge of information charting her progress. But this is the reclusive Kardashians, so it's hard to get at the details, said nobody with a phone and the time to go through 40 squillion Instagram posts. Khloe has a new TV show called Revenge Body, where people lose weight to get back at their ex. They weren't heartless enough to call it I Still Cry Myself to Sleep.

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