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Paddy McGuinness ‘feeling stronger' after gaining weight

The Top Gear host said that he ‘looked ill' when he was three stone lighter.

Paddy McGuinness has said he is “feeling stronger” after gaining three stone in weight.

The Top Gear host said he “felt fit but looked ill” when he weighed less as he shared before and after pictures of his face to show the transformation.

Writing alongside the pictures on Instagram, he said: “Look at the difference! I definitely feel better with a bit of weight on me.

“There’s 12 months between these pics. I stripped right back to 12 stone, felt fit but looked ill.

“I’m now 15 stone and feeling stronger, having said that none of my suits fit me anymore!!! #thursday #weightloss #weightgain #beforeandafter #thin #curvy.”

His wife Christine was among those praising his post, writing that he looks “better now” along with a heart-eye emoji.

TV star Keith Lemon, who hosted The Keith and Paddy Picture Show with McGuinness, wrote: “Man alive! Better now paddy!”

Presenter Matt Johnson joked: “I know a good stylist that can help you with that suit situation pal.”

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Totally forgot to post this last year! This is a before and after pic from the 4 months of good diet and training I did. I really enjoyed it and definitely could have got leaner but I began to feel a bit to thin. I started at 92.7kg and finished at 78.7kg. I got down from around 26% body fat to 12% and went from a 36” waist to a 32”! I’m now somewhere in between these two pics shape wise, probably more to the first one after Chrimmy! I still enjoy training but I don’t fancy stripping that much fat again. I now weigh 88.2kg with a 33” waist, I feel strong and good at that. #beforeandafter #4months #fitfriday #havingatanhelps #strong #fitat45 #noexcuses #doitforyourself #health

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Last January McGuinness, 46, had stunned fans when he revealed his dramatic weight loss efforts.

Along with a before and after picture showing how much he had slimmed down, he revealed that he dropped 14 kilograms in weight, which is more than two stones, in the space of four months with a strict diet and fitness regime.

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