Lenny Henry looks slimmer than ever – here’s how the Comic Relief star lost weight

Melanie Macleod

Mr Lenny Henry seduced comic relief viewers with his reduced appearance and fans wondered how he lost so much weight – and kept it off.

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The comedian debuted his slimmer appearance during comic relief in 2017 and has continued her transformation since then, sharing that it depends on diet changes and increased exercise. “What’s my secret? Well, it’s eating broccoli and not much else,” Lenny said. “I also ran a lot,” he continued.

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In 2018, the presenter opened up about his dramatic weight loss, revealing that he had lost weight for an upcoming television role. The 63-year-old has been cut to play Godfrey, an enslaved servant in Jamaica in the three-part TV adaptation of Andrea Levy’s novel The long song.

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“I heard I lost all that weight for various reasons,” he said. Daily Mail. “None of them are true.” The true version of events is that he plays a man “who doesn’t eat three full meals a day” and couldn’t have gotten the part without losing weight.

Still committed to his career, as soon as he landed the role, Lenny embarked on a mostly vegetarian diet, which helped him lose a ton of weight.


Lenny Henry debuted his slimmer look in 2017

Before losing weight for the role, Lenny embarked on a healthier lifestyle in 2014 after being diagnosed with diabetes.

“I’m a bit of a diabetic so I was put on a very strict diet,” he said. He also explained that he cut out sugar, reduced alcohol consumption and practiced yoga in an effort to maintain his health. “It’s a lot of greens, a lot of juice and a lot of walking,” he added.

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Lenny Henry isn’t the only TV star to wow fans with his looks recently. Viewers also commented on how comedian Matt Lucas lost weight in a recent A show appearance.


Lenny was motivated to lose weight for health reasons

Fans raved about his new look, writing, “Matt Lucas is gorgeous” and “Matt Lucas is fabulous tonight on The One Show. He’s so lovely to meet too!”

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Teresa E. Burton