EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO MERCHANDISING Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock (5090423fg) Lenny Henry 'This Morning' TV Programme, London, Britain – 17 Sep 2015 LENNY HENRY – Lenny Henry is one of the UK's best-loved comedians and entertainers – starting out in the cult children's TV show Tiswas before making the move into stand-up. But did you know he can sing?! Lenny’s here for his new series 'Lenny's Got the Blues' – his quest to discover why the UK has never produced a single black blues singer of international fame. The 3-part series ends with a live performance where Lenny’s joined on stage by stars like Lulu, Mica Paris and Laura Mvula.

Its been quite some time since weve had regular Lenny Henry appearances on the TV, and so its fair to say it was a refreshing change to see the fella out and about yesterday .

However, as pleased as we are to see Sir Lennys lovely face, we were pretty distracted by the 59-year-old comedy legends dramatic weight loss…

As you may remember, Lenny looked pretty much like this throughout his mega 40-year-long comic career…

However, as he attended the World Refugee Day gala performance of new play The Jungle yesterday, he revealed he currently looks a little something like this…


Posing in a slick navy two-piece suit and glasses-and-hat combo, we literally did a triple take at the fella – who appears to have slimmed down massively!

Back in 2011, after Lenny had lost three stone, the much-loved funny man had shared the he had lost some weight in a bid to remain as healthy as possible.

For fear of the risk of diabetes, which sadly his late mother struggled with leaving her forced to amputate both legs, Lenny had decided to ditch sugar and alcohol – and replace them with a good old spot of yoga and pilates,

Speaking to The Daily Mirror, Lenny shared: Ive lost between two-and-a-half and three stone, I was big. Youve got to eat no sugar and drink hardly any alcohol… all the stuff you like.

Sadly for us, he then sensibly added: You cant Hobnob your way through the day.

*Sigh*, the sad realities of adult life.

Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a persons blood sugar level to become too high, and is diagnosed predominantly in two main types.

Type one is when the bodys immune system attacks the cells which produce insulin and type two is when the body doesnt produce enough insulin, or the bodys cells dont react to insulin.

Were so impressed to see that Lennys health kick became a permanent fixture in his life!

From our sister site CelebsNow. Words by Alice Perry.

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