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.



Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.