GBBO star Matt Lucas claims to be 'thin-shamed' for losing weight

Matt Lucas said he has been
Matt Lucas said he has been "thin-shamed". (Mark Bourdillon/Bake Off/C4)

Matt Lucas claims he has been "thin-shamed" for losing weight.

The Great British Bake Off presenter and Little Britain star was recognised by a fan while attending a football match, who told him he looked older.

Lucas, 48, tweeted: "Shout out to the lady who stopped me at football today to ask me why I've lost weight and to inform me I look a lot older. for the first time in my life, I think I've just been thin-shamed."

The actor and comedian - who supports Arsenal FC - is perhaps best known for starring in sketch show Little Britain, in which one of his characters was Marjorie Dawes who ran a slimming club called Fat Fighters.

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He has revealed his slimmer figure since becoming the co-host of Channel 4 baking show The Great British Bake Off.

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He previously told Lorraine: "I lost some weight, I needed to take the edge of, because I put on a lot of weight in lockdown. I've still got a bit of a tum. I’m not a skinny Minnie.

"The one thing I need to do is get fitter, I have put on a little bit of weight, that’s my next challenge to do a bit more exercise.

"I might have to make a game of it when I go out an exercise to stay out of people's way. I don’t have a garden so I have to find a way to do that."

Many fans commented on social media that the former Doctor Who star is looking great.

When he recently shared a picture of himself backstage at The One Show viewers flooded him with compliments.

Matt Lucas and David Walliams as Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus.
Matt Lucas as Miley Cyrus for Comic Relief. (BBC)

"That weight loss is amazing," said one, while another said Lucas was "looking fit and fabulous".

"I want to know where the real Matt Lucas went??? I'm positively jealous," joked another fan.

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"You look super handsome Matt!" said another admirer.