Gok Wan reveals weight loss after completing the Couch to 5k challenge

Gok Wan has revealed his weight loss after completing the Couch to 5k running challenge.

The stylist and professional chef, 46, took to Instagram on Friday to share a selfie which showed off his slimmer frame.

His weight loss was noticeable as he wore a baggy camouflage-print hoodie and black-and-white Adidas trousers that fit loosely on his legs.

Looking good: Gok Wan revealed his weight loss as he showed off his slimmer frame in a snap he shared on Friday, after completing the Couch to 5k running challenge

Looking good: Gok Wan revealed his weight loss as he showed off his slimmer frame in a snap he shared on Friday, after completing the Couch to 5k running challenge

Looking good: Gok Wan revealed his weight loss as he showed off his slimmer frame in a snap he shared on Friday, after completing the Couch to 5k running challenge

Slim: Gok's weight loss was noticeable as he wore a baggy camouflage-print hoodie and black-and-white Adidas trousers that fit loosely on his legs

Slim: Gok's weight loss was noticeable as he wore a baggy camouflage-print hoodie and black-and-white Adidas trousers that fit loosely on his legs

Changes: Gok (pictured in February) has not revealed how much weight he has lost by running three times a week, but he has kept fans up to date with regular selfies before his jogs

Changes: Gok (pictured in February) has not revealed how much weight he has lost by running three times a week, but he has kept fans up to date with regular selfies before his jogs

Changes: Gok (pictured right in February) has not revealed how much weight he has lost by running three times a week, but he has kept fans up to date with regular selfies before his jogs

Gok has not revealed how much weight he has lost by running three times a week, but he has kept fans up to date with regular selfies before his jogs.

Looking for moral support, Gok wrote in the caption: ‘Will I hit 6k today! Did I have a few sherries last night? Have I got this?’

After his first snap, Gok revealed that while he didn’t reach his goal of 6k he did manage to run 5k at a faster time than he’s done previously.  

Great job: After his first snap, Gok revealed that while he didn't reach his goal of 6k he did manage to run 5k at a faster time than he's done previously

Great job: After his first snap, Gok revealed that while he didn't reach his goal of 6k he did manage to run 5k at a faster time than he's done previously

Great job: After his first snap, Gok revealed that while he didn’t reach his goal of 6k he did manage to run 5k at a faster time than he’s done previously

Fans were quick to support him, as one gushed: ‘Yes!!!! I’m about to attempt a 25 min run, struggling right now. We can do this!’ 

Another person added: ‘You look Great…. very noticeable how much your body has changed. Well done you.’

One fan said of his weight loss: ‘Wow look good Gok. The running is diffinitely working, looking really slim xxx (sic).’  

Looking for moral support, Gok wrote in the caption: 'Will I hit 6k today! Did I have a few sherries last night? Have I got this?'

Looking for moral support, Gok wrote in the caption: 'Will I hit 6k today! Did I have a few sherries last night? Have I got this?'

Looking for moral support, Gok wrote in the caption: ‘Will I hit 6k today! Did I have a few sherries last night? Have I got this?’

You can do it! Fans were quick to support him as they shared their well wishes in the comments

You can do it! Fans were quick to support him as they shared their well wishes in the comments

You can do it! Fans were quick to support him as they shared their well wishes in the comments

In 2017, Gok reflected on the darker times in his youth, and he previously spoke about his struggle with both obesity and anorexia on This Morning.

The fashion guru explained that his issues began when he moved to London at 21 stone – with the pressure of wanting to look like his fellow drama students driving him to lose over half of his body weight, in just eight months.

The TV personality explained that his difficulties with eating first stemmed from the fact his family owned a Chinese restaurant in Leicester, where he had his first job. 

Candid: Gok (pictured left in 2019 and right in 2012) has previously reflected on his struggle with both obesity and anorexia

Candid: Gok (pictured left in 2019 and right in 2012) has previously reflected on his struggle with both obesity and anorexia

Struggle: In 2017 Gok (pictured in 2012) explained his issues began when he moved to London at 21 stone - with the pressure of wanting to look like his fellow drama students driving him to lose over half of his body weight

Struggle: In 2017 Gok (pictured in 2012) explained his issues began when he moved to London at 21 stone - with the pressure of wanting to look like his fellow drama students driving him to lose over half of his body weight

Candid: Gok (pictured left in 2019 and right in 2012) has previously reflected on his struggle with both obesity and anorexia

Discussing the time, which saw him pile on the pounds during high school, he revealed: ‘We loved our food. We had a restaurant, food was epicentre of life. 

Admitting they had been oblivious to his appearance, he continued: ‘We were fine, it was the everyone else who had a problem with the way we looked.  

‘It wasn’t until I was 21 stone and moved to London to go to drama school that I saw people looked very different to me.’

Dramatic: In 2017 the fashion guru explained that his issues began when he moved to London at 21 stone (above) - which drove him to lose 11 stone in just eight months

Dramatic: In 2017 the fashion guru explained that his issues began when he moved to London at 21 stone (above) - which drove him to lose 11 stone in just eight months

Dramatic: In 2017 the fashion guru explained that his issues began when he moved to London at 21 stone (above) – which drove him to lose 11 stone in just eight months

However, while this spurred the presenter on to shed the pounds, Gok then took it too far in the other direction – and developed anorexia while at university. 

Revealing the dramatic effects of his condition, he shocked viewers by admitting: ‘I started dieting, and lost 11 stone in eight months. I had a very severe eating disorder.’

However when asked if he felt like he had reinvented himself through weight loss, Gok admitted he was still the same person on the inside – and has continued to be shy for the duration of his career.

He continued: ‘I did reinvent myself. But I feel like I’m still that fat kid who would sit in the room and not want to be centre of attention. I’m very shy deep down. 

Realisation: Gok (pictured in 2014) explained of his youth: 'It wasn’t until I was 21 stone and moved to London to go to drama school that I saw people looked very different to me'

Realisation: Gok (pictured in 2014) explained of his youth: 'It wasn’t until I was 21 stone and moved to London to go to drama school that I saw people looked very different to me'

Realisation: Gok (pictured in 2014) explained of his youth: ‘It wasn’t until I was 21 stone and moved to London to go to drama school that I saw people looked very different to me’

‘But I’ve had wonderful experiences in my life, and I feel like my life has only just started.’ 

Gok first opened up about his anorexia back in 2015, saying at the time that it was something he struggled with every day.

In his autobiography he detailed how he would survive for weeks on noting but fruit and honey for weeks on end, and would take up to 50 laxatives a day in a bid to slim down. 

However after slowly recovering with the help of his family, the star later regained his confidence back and went on to bag the hosting role on How To Look Good Naked. 

Candid: Gok (pictured in 2018) first opened up about his anorexia back in 2015, saying at the time that it was something he struggled with every day

Candid: Gok (pictured in 2018) first opened up about his anorexia back in 2015, saying at the time that it was something he struggled with every day

 Candid: Gok (pictured in 2018) first opened up about his anorexia back in 2015, saying at the time that it was something he struggled with every day

The man we know and love: After recovering with the help of his family, the star later regained his confidence and went on to bag the hosting role on How To Look Good Naked (pictured)

The man we know and love: After recovering with the help of his family, the star later regained his confidence and went on to bag the hosting role on How To Look Good Naked (pictured)

The man we know and love: After recovering with the help of his family, the star later regained his confidence and went on to bag the hosting role on How To Look Good Naked (pictured)

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