The Chase's Mark Labbett shuts down Ozempic rumours as fans doubt drastic weight loss methods

The Chase's Mark Labbett shuts down Ozempic rumours as fans doubt drastic weight loss methods

WATCH HERE: The Chase star Mark Labbett reveals 'last minute decision' which changed show

GB News
Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer

Published: 27/05/2024

- 12:48

Updated: 27/05/2024

- 12:54

The quizzing expert has been on the ITV show since it debuted in 2009

The Chase star Mark Labbett has denied rumours he used Ozempic to shed 10 stone rather than making huge lifestyle changes.

The 58-year-old lost a lot of weight in the last few years, but sceptical fans have questioned his methods.

The quizzing expert has been forced to hit back at claims he used Ozempic, a drug being used in Hollywood which leads to drastic weight loss.

The drug has become widely talked about, particularly since TV personality Sharon Osbourne explained she'd used it to lose weight before going on to admit she felt she had lost too much, and was unable to put weight back on.

Taking to social media recently, Labbett posted a snap of himself preparing to eat a healthy meal consisting of steak, tomatoes and rocket.

He penned: "Having a sneaky Steak and Chips at Seasons Restaurant. Protein loading."

Mark Labbett

Labbett addressed rumours he lost weight by using Ozempic


Some fans began discussing Labbett's weight loss in the comments, with one writing: "You look so slim!!!"

The quizzer responded: "10 stone lighter love," before another person chimed: "Ozempic for the win."

"Nope. Would take it if prescribed it," Labbett replied on X, quashing speculation he had lied about how he shed the weight.

Earlier this year, Labbett explained on GB News how a last minute decision changed ITV's The Chase forever.

Mark Labbett

The Chase star lost 10 stone by changing his diet in the last few years


The quiz show, which first aired in 2009, follows four members of the public as they attempt to beat one of the show's "Chasers", who are some of the smartest people in Britain.

In January, Labbett revealed the secrets to the show's success with host Nigel Farage and how the show is the "perfect job" for him.

He said on Talking Pints: "The format was a lucky accident - originally they went up the ladder and then turned round, which was dull as dishwater, but they made a last-minute change, literally.

"We've got an element of 'Jeopardy!', and I know I'm biased but we've got the best game show host in the English-speaking world right now."

He went on to joke: "And then most importantly it's got me of course."

Labbett said of The Chase stars: "We've become professionals. We all have got eminence in the world of quizzing, like national championships.

"I captained Wales and represented them a few times, and Anne's a former world ladies champion. So we've got that level and that's the aim."

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