After putting on three stone during lockdown, Alan Carr plans to sample the latest weight loss wonder drug.
Scientists have heralded semaglutide as a “game changer” in tackling obesity, after trials saw some people lost more than a fifth of their body weight.
And Alan wants to be first in line to sample its benefits, after it debuted on the market last year.
“I’ve been on so many diets, like that woman,” he complains, comparing himself to the diet-pill obsessed mother character in Requiem for a Dream.
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“I can’t wait for that pill,” he says.
Alan, 44, previously admitted he “ballooned” during lockdown eating banana bread.
“I did put on a lot of lockdown weight,” he said.
“I have been eating any old s**t. I think I have put on about three stone. You see skinny people on Instagram and they only have a slice of banana bread but I was eating the whole lot.”
Interior Design Masters host Alan attempted to lose weight by embarking on a 1000-per-day calorie diet, after being inspired by pal Adele’s seven stone weight loss, but the comic said his diet was “absolute rubbish”.
While chatting to The Great British Bake Off host Tom Allen on today’s episode of his podcast Life’s a Beach (MUST), the pair discussed the “game changing” new drug he wanted to try.
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One of the drug’s researchers, Prof Rachel Batterham, said of semaglutide, which can be used to treat type 2 diabetes: “This is a game-changer in the amount of weight loss it causes.”