He is the funnyman, known for his portly physique and gruff manner.
Yet Johnny Vegas looked worlds away from his famed appearance as he posted an unrecognisable snap on Twitter in which he displayed a newly slender physique.
The 47-year-old star, who announced his split from his wife Maia Dunphy after seven years of marriage, joked about the lack of bacon butties in his life in the snap.
Who’s that guy? Johnny Vegas looked worlds away from his famed appearance as he posted an unrecognisable snap on Twitter in which he displayed a newly slender physique
Seemingly giving away the tricks of his physique, Johnny also shared an image of his healthy breakfast complete with scrambled eggs, avocado and cooked tomatoes.
In the caption for the food snap, he penned: ‘It’s a far cry from a Thatto Heath fry up….ooh you’ve changed Vegas. Apologies fellow tweeters, busy of late and treating our chats like a bacon butty, sadly an all too rare a treat of late x’.
Fans soon swarmed the comments to praise the star, penning: ‘Sure I ain’t the first to tell you this Johnny ….being slim & eating healthy is all well n good m8…
‘but it doesn’t suit you , you look ill ….just sayin… Exactly. How his heart is, is far more impo than how he looks. Good work Johnny… You’re looking amazing, Johnny!…
Way back when: While attending Ken Dodd’s funeral in March, Johnny was showing a significantly fuller face however four months later he is looking far more slender
No bacon here! Seemingly giving away the tricks of his physique, Johnny also shared an image of his healthy breakfast complete with scrambled eggs, avocado and cooked tomatoes
‘Wow you look amazing, well done you! I take it you are following a low carb healthy fats way of eating? #lchf… Looking very, very well Johnny!’
Former hypochondriac Johnny, real name Michael Pennington, discussed his weight, health and fitness in his 2011 autobiography, Becoming Johnny Vegas.
He penned: ‘When Johnny did away with the hypochondria, it was suddenly like I had no fear of death. There was a real carelessness towards my wellbeing…
‘Johnny had a theory that if you counted how much you were drinking, you weren’t enjoying it. He never kept track but he could go on drinking for hours.
Who’s that guy? He is the funnyman, known for his portly physique and gruff manner (pictured in January 2016)
Svelte look: Johnny has been sharing various snaps throughout his weight loss journey (pictured last month)
‘I was ill with nerves before going on. As Michael Pennington I’d build up during the day, hoping to coax Johnny out of his box.’
Both Johnny and wife Maia shared the sad news that their marriage was over on Twitter on Monday, and wrote: ‘It is with a heavy heart that we want to let you know that we separated some time ago last year.
‘We are telling people now because speculation is unhelpful at best, and dangerous at worst. As we think is obvious, we continue to fully support each other; there is no acrimony, no story and no one else involved.’
Happy day: He has also been sharing images of his healthy meal prep on social media
Tough times: Johnny, who married Maia in Seville in 2011, previously credited his older son for helping him to turn his life around, as he used to go on ‘four-day benders’
They continued: ‘We have never played out our relationship publicly, so we don’t feel it’s too much to ask for privacy now.
‘We also ask people to be mindful that there are two children involved, and their welfare is our main concern now. Thank you. X.’
Johnny and Maia have a son, Tom Laurence, who is two years old. The comedian also has a son called Michael, 12, from a previous relationship.
Johnny, who married Maia in Seville in 2011, previously credited his older son for helping him to turn his life around, as he used to go on ‘four-day benders’.