Lenny Henry shows dramatic weight loss at London event

Sir Lenny Henry looked remarkably different while attending a private screening in London on Tuesday night (June 19).

The comedian displayed a much slimmer frame as he posed for photos at the screening of BBC documentary Unsung Heroines: The Lost World of Female Composers.

The 59-year-old previously stunned fans with his trimmer figure and youthful appearance during Comic Relief 2017 last March.

While Lenny hasn’t spoken about what spurred on his most recent body transformation, back in 2014, he lost three stone after being diagnosed with diabetes, the disease that cost his mother Winfred both her legs.

Lenny transformed his diet by giving up sugar and alcohol, and improved his fitness by taking up Ashtanga yoga.

“I’m a bit diabetic, so I was put on a very strict diet,” he told the Daily Mirror in 2014.

“I’ve lost between two and a half and three stone. I was big. It’s lots of greens, lots of juice and lots of walking. Swimming is good.

“You’ve got to eat no sugar and drink hardly any alcohol… all the stuff you like,” he added. “You can’t Hobnob your way through the day.”

In August, Lenny will mark his 60th birthday with a BBC programme celebrating his decades-long career and contributions to comedy. He has also recently starred in BBC Radio 4’s adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel Anansi Boys along with Game of Thrones‘ Jacob Anderson and Misfits‘ Nathan Stewart-Jarrett.

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