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The Chase’s Mark Labbett looks ‘unrecognisable’ in new suit after weight loss

Loyal fans of the hit ITV daytime quiz show will remember him for his suave appearance on The Chase as well as his impressive knowledge on the show.

But these days, brainiac Mark Labbett rocks a much slimmer frame as he debuted his trim figure on Instagram.

The 55-year-old looked almost unrecognisable as he donned a well-fitted black suit which he paired with a thin red tie that brilliantly emphasised his impressive 10 stone weight loss.

It comes after The Beast climbed up to a whopping 29 stone on the scales back in 2003 when he made the decision to drop the pounds.

The TV star opened up about his body transformation on Loose Women earlier this year with the goal to some day "squeeze into" a pair of XL trousers.

And it appears as though the dad-of-one is well on his way to achieving his goal as he debuted his new look on his Instagram account.

He captioned the post: "Off to the ITV Palooza in my new jacket. I scrub up well thanks to @vtrilling for being a great wardrobe mistress x."

And fans were quick to congratulate the doting dad on his slimmed down figure online as they flooded to his post to compliment the star.

One user penned: "Omg I almost didn't recognise you. Done so well!"

Another agreed: "Mark you're disappearing in front of out eyes!"

A third chimed in with: "Looking good Mark," while another fan added: "Wow you look amazing," with applause and heart eye emojis.

Before he took on his role as a Chaser on the hit daytime quiz show, Mark worked as a teacher which he gave up back in 2003.

During his teaching days, the star piled on the pounds and peaked at a whopping 29 stone before he decided to change his lifestyle.

The quiz champion revealed he was on the verge of being prescribed blood pressure tablets at the time which forced him to take his health seriously.

His health journey came after the breakdown of his marriage in 2020 to his now ex-wife Katie who is 27 years his junior.

What the pair didn't realise until after they'd said 'I Do' was that the pair are actually related.

It soon became apparent to the pair that their dad's were first cousins – which makes them second cousins.

During an episode of Loose Women, the star confessed: "It wasn't something we were aware of at the time – it was one of those things that happened."

The pair share a three-year-old son together who they continue to keep out of the limelight.

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