The Chase star Mark Labbett revealed over the weekend that he has lost over five stone in weight during lockdown and even had suspected Coronavirus.

The 54 year old who lives in Herefordshire and is diabetic has managed to get his weight down to 23 stone after having health problems.

Mark told The Sun:

“I got suspected Covid at the end of February, and got sent home from work, for the first time in 15 years, on Wednesday 27th.

“ITV were brilliant, and took no chances.

“Because the testing capacity was so limited then, 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.

He 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 sensibly. 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!”