Stephen Fry talks 'impressive' five-and-a-half stone weight loss on BBC Breakfast

Amy West
Stephen Fry showed off his drastic weight while appearing on BBC Breakfast on Thursday 22 August (BBC)

Stephen Fry has opened up about how his happy marriage and favourite podcasts have helped him lose five and a half stone.

The former QI host joined BBC Breakfast presenters Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt to discuss his new Greek mythology book series and upcoming Mythos: A Trilogy tour. But during the chat, the trio got to talking about all sorts from GCSE result reactions to Fry’s brand new look.

"At the moment I'm very happy, there is the vertical moment and the horizontal and at the moment I'm very happy. I'm happily married,” the comedian gushed, as he talked about his husband Elliott Spencer.

"I've lost a bit of weight so I'm feeling proud of myself. I was overweight, I have lost five and a half stone. I was 21 stone in April; I was that heavy."

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Divulging his slimming down secrets, the 61-year-old explained: "I walk a lot and that helps my mood as well, I find. It's not a guaranteed help for mental stress and anxiety or anything else but it does help me.

“It means I can listen to audio books as I walk, and podcasts, and you eat up the miles that way, and talking of eating up, eating sensibly."

Stephen Fry at the True West Press Night at the Vaudeville Theatre, December 2018. (Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Fry went on to say that he feels “relieved” when he looks in the mirror nowadays.

Fans of the Blackadder star took to social media during his appearance on the show to commend him on his transformation.

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“So lovely to see @stephenfry looking so healthy and happy on the #BBCBreakfast sofa,” one Twitter user wrote. “He says walking helps his mood and has helped his lose weight since April. 'Listening to audio books and podcasts eats up the miles'.”

Fry appeared on the show to talk about his upcoming UK tour, 'Mythos: A Trilogy' (BBC)

“Well done on your weight loss & really enjoyed listening to you on breakfast tv,” another added.

“Looking great @stephenfry - walking and podcasts are amazing food for the body and soul,” a third tweeted.

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