James Martin appears on ITV today to present his weekly cooking show, James Martin’s Saturday Morning. Although his work focuses on food, James has managed to lose an impressive amount of weight in recent years.
He has previously said he eats plenty of fruit and vegetables and fewer fatty foods.
James started eating more healthily, as well as doing more exercise, in 2005.
This was during his two-month stint on Strictly Come Dancing, where the chef lost a whopping five stone.
He reportedly lost a stone in just a week.
Strictly is known known for having an intense schedule with contestants training up to 10 hours a day.
After leaving the competition, James was determined to stay healthy and made changes to his diet and exercise regime.
The chef reportedly cut back on butter and other fatty foods to help him slim down.
In 2018, James revealed that he was motivated to lose weight following criticism online about his appearance.
At the time, he told The Sun: “I looked on social media and every comment was about me being fat.
“So I lost a stone and a half. And no doubt I’ll lose another stone on this tour.”
In an interview with Mail Online around the same period, he added: “I’ve lost a stone-ish.
“I just think it’s a lifestyle thing and also looking at yourself on TV.
“Before you used to watch TV on a small one and now they’re massive.”
James continued: “It’s hard work because I’m a big bloke.
“So I’ve really got to watch what I eat and drink, and make sure I exercise regularly.”