Paul Hollywood, 52, returned as a judge on ninth season of The Great British Bake Off last night.
The celebrity chef, who stands five foot 11 inches, has undergone a serious weight loss.
His slimmed down physique was clear compared to how he looked in previous seasons of the show, when he was carrying more weight.
So how did he do it? The chef has spoken on a number of occasions about how he managed to lose the weight.
While it would be easy to assume cake is Paul’s vice, it is actually giving up alcohol that helped him slim down.
Last year, he revealed he had virtually cut out the drink and managed to lose weight by swapping it for a healthier drink – dropping a total of two stone.
“I don’t have to go out now, I just drink water all day. I promise. It’s helped shift a few pounds too,” Paul told The Sun.
However, the Merseyside born chef does not believe in diets, preferring to call it “healthy eating”.
He told Daily Mail’s Weekend magazine in 2016: “I’m on a healthy eating spurt right now.”
“I’m not thin but I’m on my way there. It’s not a diet; I’m just reducing my calorie intake and I’m seeing a personal trainer and boxing and weightlifting about three times a week.”
Pru Leith, Paul’s co-judge on Bake Off, recently commented on her and Paul’s weight in an interview.
She suggested they both needed to lose some weight, but claimed they did not eat as much cake as you would think.
Speaking to The Sun, she said: “Paul and I are both slightly overweight. I mean, I should lose a stone.
And probably Paul should lose half a stone. But the truth is that we don’t eat very much cake.”
Another example of a major player in the food industry who has lost a lot of weight is Jamie Oliver’s weight loss.
Jamie Oliver, 42, is a British celebrity chef who rose to fame with his BBC show The Naked Chef.
It is known Jamie achieved a weight loss of 27 pounds – almost two stone – in recent years.
So how did he do it? It is believed he changed his diet in order to lose weight. He told This Morning presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield in 2015 that he ate “more” than before.
“I lost 12 kilos quite quickly and I didn’t do it through not eating. I ate a lot, more than I was used to,” he said.
His weight loss strategy included swapping meat-heavy meals for an extra serving of vegetables.