Joe McElderry, the 2009 winner of the X Factor, stunned his fans by posting a topless shot showing off his phenomenal weight loss on Instagram.
The 25-year-old singer wore nothing but a loin cloth – his costume from Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, in which he is currently starring.
He achieved his new sculpted physique by training with a former Miss Universe, Caroline Dixon, and following a strict diet.
“Most of the stuff we do is killer, but in a weird way I really enjoy it,” he told Fabulous magazine last year.
“I’m a really active person and I’ve done lots of charity bike rides.
“It’s a massive part of my life and I think it’s a necessary part of my life for stamina when I’m on stage.”
Joe has kept the weight off by hitting the gym regularly and keeping active with two performances of Joseph a day.
The performer unveiled his new and improved figure in January, with a topless shot snapped in the bathroom.
He posted it to Instagram with the caption: “Well and truly back to spending my days with no top on now!”
Fans were keen to share their enthusiasm for Joe’s new look, with his latest loin cloth clad selfie receiving 1,210 likes.
One follower commented: “Joe you always look amazing, you should be proud in your own skin – you’re perfect.”
Another wrote: “All your hard work has paid off. Looking good!”
This comes after Express.co.uk reported on a nurse who shed a whopping 11 stone.
Vanessa De Bartolo, 28, from Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia, weighed 152kgs (24st) at her heaviest and was a size 26, thanks to a diet laden with fast food and fizzy drinks.
It was only when she was forced to wear a seatbelt extension on a plane because of her size and was continually humiliated by her patients who made cruel comments about her weight, that she was finally motivated to change.
After joining her local Fernwood Fitness and cutting junk from her diet, she’s spent the last six-years losing a huge 70kgs (11 stone) naturally, and has slimmed to a svelte size 12.
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