Shayne Ward shows off jaw-dropping transformation after huge weight loss

Shayne Ward at a photocall announcing the final arena tour of Jeff Wayne's musical version of 'War of the Worlds', at the Hospital Club, in Covent Garden, central London.   (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)
Shayne Ward at a photocall in Covent Garden, central London. (Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)

Shayne Ward is flaunting a buff, new look after shedding a whopping three and a half stone.

The former Coronation Street star, 35, said he decided to make a change because he was feeling “sluggish” and “stressed”.

After committing to a new regime, the actor dropped from 29% to 16% body fat.

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He is now showing off his jaw-dropping transformation in a set of before and after pictures.

Shayne Ward
Shayne Ward

Ward said: “I’m happy to not be in that place I was 21 weeks ago.

“I was sluggish, I was stressed and I didn’t really want to do anything.”

The actor has been training at U.P Fitness in Cheshire and said when he started he “wasn’t in the greatest place”.

Shayne Ward
Shayne Ward

He said: “I was trying to balance everything on my shoulders in my personal and professional life.

“I didn’t enjoy ‘me’.”

The former X Factor winner said he is now feeling a “a lot healthier in body and mind”.

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He said: “My confidence is through the roof.

“People say ‘you look happier’, ‘your confidence is so much better’.

“I feel good, I feel fresh, I’m not quite 21 any more, but I’m feeling really good.”

Last year Ward admitted his Corrie role had not helped him with his “dad bod” – because the set’s canteen offered such delicious food.

The father-of-one, who left the ITV soap last year, told The Sun: "I will miss it when I leave, but it's not done favours for the dad bod.

“The canteen has a really great menu but then it also has really naughty food."

Ward has a daughter with his partner Sophie Austin.