‘I’ve been hammering the gym’: Russell Watson shows off his legs on Loose Women after admitting he’s ditched alcohol and lives on salad since losing 20Ibs on I’m A Celeb
The Loose Women girls were left hot under the collar on Friday as special guest Russell Watson showed off his legs after revealing he’s lost even more weight since appearing on I’m A Celebrity… Get me Out Of Here!
The operatic tenor lost 20Ibs in just two-weeks after living on a diet of basic rations during his time on the show’s 21st series in November.
And Russell, 54, admitted the rapid weight loss had encouraged him to ditch alcohol and embrace a healthier lifestyle since leaving its temporary home at Grade I listed Gwrych Castle in north Wales.
Fit and healthy: Russell Watson told the Loose Women panel that he’s lost even more weight since appearing on I’m A Celebrity… Get me Out Of Here!
Appearing remotely on Friday’s edition of Loose Women, the star confirmed he was taking his new healthy mindset seriously by revealing he was still wearing a pair of sports shorts out of shot beneath his shirt and blazer.
Urged on by chief panellist Kaye Adams, Russell showed off his legs beneath a pair of black gym shorts after reluctantly getting to his feet.
‘That’s really a look with the jacket, isn’t it?’ Joked show regular Nadia Sawalha as the singer settled back into his chair.
Offering a light-hearted apology, he replied: ‘Sorry about that – you asked!’
Here we go: Appearing remotely on Friday’s edition of the show, the star confirmed he was taking his lifestyle change seriously by wearing a pair of sports shorts beneath his shirt and blazer
Opening up: Russell admitted his rapid weight loss had encouraged him to ditch alcohol and embrace a healthier lifestyle since leaving I’m A Celeb in 8th place
Banter: The panel were in hysterics as the singer showed off his legs on Friday afternoon
Watson admitted he has maintained his slimmer physique by making a series of healthy tweaks to his daily life since leaving I’m A Celeb in 8th place.
He told the panel: ‘I’ve been hammering the gym ever since. I’ve also tried to cut down on the alcohol – not easy. Unusually I like to share a bottle of wine with the wife!
‘My diet has changed. I’m eating more salads I am working out more; hitting the gym, riding my bike. I’m really enjoying getting myself back in good shape.’
Well done: The operatic tenor lost 20Ibs in just two-weeks after living on a diet of basic rations during his time on the show’s 21st series in November
Appearing on I’m A Celeb sister show The Daily Drop in December, Russell admitted he couldn’t wait to get back to his family during his time on the show.
The singer is married to Louise Harris and is father to daughters Rebecca, 26, and Hannah, 20, from his first marriage to Helen Watson who he split from in 2002.
He said: ‘I was going to bed each night dreaming about seeing them. The freezing cold, the damp and the wet, and the darkness didn’t help.
‘People would not believe how freezing cold it was in there. You’d be inside, you’d be freezing cold, you’d go outside and it would be warmer.’