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Phillip Schofield credits 5:2 diet with big weight loss

Phillip Schofield has admitted his weight has plummeted after going on a strict diet.

The 5ft 11in This Morning host has seen his weight fall from 12-and-a-half stone to under 11 stone after going on the 5:2 diet.

Phillip, 52, told Alan Carr on his Chatty Man show: "I saw a picture and thought, 'You look a bit porky'.

"I wanted to be 11stone. It took nine or 10 months and now I am.

"My stomach is now so small I have hardly any appetite and can't keep weight on.

"People say, 'Are you all right, are you all right?'"

He joked: "I have had hallucinations."

The massively popular 5:2 diet involves eating a very small amount for two days and then eating normally for the rest of the week.