The Chase's Mark 'The Beast' Labbett shows off 10 stone weight loss as he goes Christmas shopping

THE Chase star Mark Labbett showed off his impressive weight loss as he went Christmas shopping this week.

The 56-year-old, known as The Beast, has lost ten stone over the years and is looking slimmer than ever – after going from a size 5XL to XL.

Dressed down, the TV star wore a pair of jeans with an oversized jumper and jacket.

He seemed to be getting into the festive spirit as he carried a hamper from Fortnum and Mason, alongside a number of other shopping bags.

Earlier this year Mark spoke about shedding the pounds during an appearance on Loose Women.

He said: "I am gradually dropping Xs off my size. I've gone from 5XL to 4XL and it looks like the next time I go shopping I'll be able to squeeze into XL underpants."

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Mark also opened up about when he was at his biggest, admitting: "I've lost 10 stone, I was 29 stone when I was a full time teacher in 2003 and I was in danger of high blood pressure.

"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."

And when asked how he's managed to lose such an incredible amount of weight, Mark – who shares a son with his ex-wife Katie – joked that running around after the toddler has helped.

He said: "The principle 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."

Mark and Katie, who got married in October 2014, announced their split in August last year.

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