River City star Paul James Corrigan is perfect to play troubled young man

James Argent displays results of dramatic FOUR STONE weight loss

James Argent proudly showed off his impressive four stone weight loss during a night out in London on Wednesday.

Dressed in a stylish monochrome shirt and slim-fitting trousers, the TOWIE star looked in better shape than ever as he made his way to Blanca Bar in Soho for the ITVBe reality show’s wrap party.

Joined at the bash by girlfriend Lydia Bright, the loved-up 27-year-old admitted she was the inspiration behind his dramatic transformation.

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Looking good: James Argent proudly showed off his impressive four stone weight loss as he made his way to the TOWIE wrap party in London on Wednesday

Looking good: James Argent proudly showed off his impressive four stone weight loss as he made his way to the TOWIE wrap party in London on Wednesday

Speaking to Now magazine, James — formerly dubbed ‘Large Arg’ — explained that he managed to turn his life around after he checked into rehab back in December, following their break-up and his suspension from TOWIE.

‘I went to rehab for my low self-esteem issues and being in recovery meant I had to change my whole lifestyle,’ he said.

‘It wasn’t just learning about my problems — it was learning to love myself. Now I know if you eat rubbish, you feel like rubbish. It’s a vicious circle and it brings you down.’

Impressive: The reality star looked a far cry from his former self as he made his way out in the English capital to celebrate another successful series of the ITVBe reality show

Impressive: The reality star looked a far cry from his former self as he made his way out in the English capital to celebrate another successful series of the ITVBe reality show

Night out: Dressed in a stylish monochrome shirt and slim-fitting trousers, the star looked in better shape than ever as he made his way to Blanca Bar in Soho with girlfriend Lydia Bright

Night out: Dressed in a stylish monochrome shirt and slim-fitting trousers, the star looked in better shape than ever as he made his way to Blanca Bar in Soho with girlfriend Lydia Bright

Transformation: Previously dubbed 'Large Arg', James revealed he turned his life around after checking into rehab back in December - a move triggered by his split from Lydia last year

Transformation: Previously dubbed ‘Large Arg’, James revealed he turned his life around after checking into rehab back in December — a move triggered by his split from Lydia last year

James also revealed that he managed to lose weight after giving up booze and junk food.

He then threw himself into working out at least five times a week — a move that he claims is responsible for his new newfound love of boxing and weight training.

The Essex boy is also on a strict diet, eating healthy meals which are delivered straight to his door by a company called Muscle Food.

Dazzling: The Essex girl turned heads at the party when she stepped out in a shimmering, neutral ensemble

Dazzling: The Essex girl turned heads at the party when she stepped out in a shimmering, neutral ensemble

Top of the crops: Danielle Armstrong proudly showed off her bare midriff when she arrived at the glitzy bash

Top of the crops: Danielle Armstrong proudly showed off her bare midriff when she arrived at the glitzy bash

River City star Paul James Corrigan is perfect to play troubled young man
Stylish: Danielle finished off her looked with a pair of black stilettos

Show off: The figure-hugging number highlighted every curve on the pretty blonde

Stay close: The TOWIE star was joined at the party by her boyfriend James Lock

Stay close: The TOWIE star was joined at the party by her boyfriend James Lock

BFFs: Danielle seemed to be in high spirits as she posed with her close pal Chloe Sims

BFFs: Danielle seemed to be in high spirits as she posed with her close pal Chloe Sims

River City star Paul James Corrigan is perfect to play troubled young man
Nice touch: The TOWIE star injected extra colour into her ensemble by completing her look with a royal blue clutch and matching heels

Gorgeous: Chloe showed off her slim figure in a clingy, white turtle neck dress 

‘This time it’s a change for life,’ he added. ‘I want a six-pack this summer and in a month or two I’ll be there. I really want a TOWIE shower scene in Marbs, to walk out with a towel round me!’

When James heads to Marbella this summer, he will be joined by a host of his TOWIE co-stars including Chloe Sims, Danielle Arsmtrong and James Lock — who were also all at the wrap party on Wednesday.

TOWIE newbies Jake Hall and Chloe Lewis also made an appearance at the glitzy bash..

Say cheese: The Essex girls looked like they were having a great time as they caught up with one another

Say cheese: The Essex girls looked like they were having a great time as they caught up with one another

Back on? On-off couple Jake Hall and Chloe Lewis were also seen arriving together at the TOWIE wrap party

Back on? On-off couple Jake Hall and Chloe Lewis were also seen arriving together at the TOWIE wrap party

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Adele continued to show off her reported three stone weight loss as she enjoyed an evening out in Malibu. 

The British singer, 31, who has set the world alight thanks to her newly-svelte frame, was seen exiting swanky hotspot Nobu with a drink in hand on Friday night.  

Her sighting comes amid claims she dropped the weight after watching gruelling, high intensity workout videos from Instagram sensation, Joe Wicks a.k.a The Body Coach. 

Slimline: Adele, 31, continued to show off her 'reported three stone' weight loss as she enjoyed an evening out in Malibu on Friday

Slimline: Adele, 31, continued to show off her ‘reported three stone’ weight loss as she enjoyed an evening out in Malibu on Friday

Adele showed off her style credentials in a chic jumper dress which she teamed with knee-high boots. 

Her locks were slicked back into a ponytail and she accessorised with a pair of gold hoop earrings. 

 This comes amid reports she has been focused on sweating it out thanks a slew of videos from Body Coach, Joe. 

As well as the social media star, Adele has also reportedly sought assistance from celebrity trainer Dalton Wong, who has worked with the likes of Jennifer Lawrence.    

Loving life: The British singer, who has set the world alight thanks to her newly-svelte frame, was seen exiting swanky hotspot Nobu with a drink in hand on Friday night

Loving life: The British singer, who has set the world alight thanks to her newly-svelte frame, was seen exiting swanky hotspot Nobu with a drink in hand on Friday night

Dedication: Her sighting comes amid claims she dropped the weight after watching gruelling, high intensity workout videos from Instagram sensation, Joe Wicks a.k.a The Body Coach

Dedication: Her sighting comes amid claims she dropped the weight after watching gruelling, high intensity workout videos from Instagram sensation, Joe Wicks a.k.a The Body Coach

On Wednesday, Drake showcased her killer frame at Drake‘s 33rd birthday bash, which was held at Goya studios in Hollywood.

And now it has been claimed that the singer has overhauled her fitness regime and diet with the likes of reformer pilates, the Sirtfood Diet, cutting down on sugar and weights in the gym.

Adele, who joked that she ‘used to cry but now I sweat’ in an Instagram post on Thursday, is said to have lost ‘three stone’, reports the Mirror

Fitness: Adele has also reportedly sought assistance from celebrity trainer Dalton Wong, who has worked with the likes of Jennifer Lawrence

Fitness: Adele has also reportedly sought assistance from celebrity trainer Dalton Wong, who has worked with the likes of Jennifer Lawrence

Wow: This comes after Adele showcased her killer frame at Drake's 33rd birthday bash, which was held at Goya studios in Hollywood on Wednesday

Wow: This comes after Adele showcased her killer frame at Drake’s 33rd birthday bash, which was held at Goya studios in Hollywood on Wednesday

In June, it was claimed that the Hello hitmaker, who split from husband Simon Konecki in April, had taken up reformer pilates with Ayda Field and it had given her a new lease of life.

A source told The Sun: ‘Adele has been out enjoying herself and she sees that as her priority at the moment, along with being a mum to Angelo.

‘She has been loving her new workout regime and it really works for her. 

‘It’s a bonus that she has shifted some weight. Her mates are glad she’s letting loose and there’s nothing but good feelings towards her. She’s got a new lease of life.’

Image overhaul: It has been claimed that the singer, 31, has overhauled her fitness regime and diet with the likes of reformer pilates, the Sirtfood Diet, cutting down on sugar and weights in the gym (pictured in 2008)
Stunning: Adele pictured at Drake's 33rd birthday bash on Wednesday

Image overhaul: It has been claimed that the singer, 31, has overhauled her fitness regime and diet with the likes of reformer pilates, the Sirtfood Diet, cutting down on sugar and weights in the gym (pictured in 2008, left, and at Drake’s 33rd on Wednesday, right) 

Toned: Adele, who joked that she 'used to cry but now I sweat' in an Instagram post on Thursday, is said to have lost 'three stone', reports the Mirror (pictured at Drake's 33rd birthday bash on Wednesday)

Toned: Adele, who joked that she ‘used to cry but now I sweat’ in an Instagram post on Thursday, is said to have lost ‘three stone’, reports the Mirror (pictured at Drake’s 33rd birthday bash on Wednesday) 

MailOnline reached out to Adele’s representatives for further comment at the time. 

The Reformer Pilates class helps improve posture, flexibility and balance as well as a great weight loss strategy.

And it’s all the rave with the A-list celebs including the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Kate Winslet and Madonna.  

While in 2016 a source told the Daily Mail that Adele, who is said to be dating Grime artist Skepta, 37,  had lost weight through The Sirtfood Diet and a fitness plan from trainer Pete Geracimo – whose clients include David Hasselhoff and Kim Cattrall.

The diet, which Mr Geracimo recommends, encourages slimmers to eat plant foods, such as kale and buckwheat, known as sirtuin activators, which suppress appetite and activate the body’s ‘skinny gene’.

Transformation: In June, it was claimed that the Hello hitmaker, who split from husband Simon Konecki in April, had taken up reformer pilates with Ayda Field and it had given her a new lease of life
Slimmed down: Adele has reportedly shed more than a stone since she began Pilates (pictured in 2013)

Transformation: In June, it was claimed that the Hello hitmaker, who split from husband Simon Konecki in April, had taken up reformer pilates with Ayda Field and it had given her a new lease of life (pictured R in 2013)

This is the same process caused by fasting or exercise and the sirtuins – also known as ‘housekeeping genes’ – help control the way our bodies handle fat and sugar, regulating appetite as a result.

The eating plan complements a gruelling gym regime and sees Adele consume the likes of green tea, cocoa powder and turmeric, that are high in sirtuin activators while the star is still allowed to indulge in her favourite red wine and cheese. 

A source told Daily Mail: ‘The Sirtfood Diet is all about losing weight and feeling fantastic through eating great-tasting food. 

‘It’s based on extensive research into the power of key plant foods, which when added to our diet turn on fat burning and improve well being.’ 

A year earlier, in 2015, Adele revealed her tremendous weight loss is the result of giving up tea drinking, admitting she used to drink around 10 cups of the hot beverage a day.

PT: While in 2016 a source told the Daily Mail that Adele had lost weight through The Sirtfood Diet and a fitness plan from trainer Pete Geracimo (Adele pictured on Wednesday night)

PT: While in 2016 a source told the Daily Mail that Adele had lost weight through The Sirtfood Diet and a fitness plan from trainer Pete Geracimo (Adele pictured on Wednesday night) 

Speaking to The Sun about getting into shape, the singer dished: ‘I used to drink 10 cups a day with two sugars in each so I was on 20 sugars a day.’ 

The Hello hitmaker also admitted that her lessening sugar intake — which was formerly treble the women’s recommended daily added sugar limit — has also seen given her a surge of vitality.

‘Now I don’t drink it and I have more energy than ever,’ she added. 

Sugary: A year earlier, in 2015, Adele revealed her tremendous weight loss is the result of giving up tea drinking, admitting she used to drink around 10 cups of the hot beverage a day with two sugars (pictured in 2016)

Sugary: A year earlier, in 2015, Adele revealed her tremendous weight loss is the result of giving up tea drinking, admitting she used to drink around 10 cups of the hot beverage a day with two sugars (pictured in 2016) 

Candid: She told Rolling Stone in 2015: 'I'm not, like, skipping to the f**king gym. I don't enjoy it. I do like doing weights. I don't like looking in the mirror.' (pictured at the gym in 2016)

Candid: She told Rolling Stone in 2015: ‘I’m not, like, skipping to the f**king gym. I don’t enjoy it. I do like doing weights. I don’t like looking in the mirror.’ (pictured at the gym in 2016) 

But while she revealed she had drastically reduced the amount of sugar she consumes, Adele — who welcomed seven-year-old son Angelo in 2012 — admitted to Rolling Stone in 2015 that she would never ‘deprive’ herself of the odd sweet treat. 

The award-winning songstress also admitted that she tends to hit the gym while she tours — though that’s not to say she’s a fan of working out and has no plans ‘to be a size zero or anything like that.’

‘I’m not, like, skipping to the f**king gym. I don’t enjoy it. I do like doing weights. I don’t like looking in the mirror. Blood vessels burst on my face really easily, so I’m so conscious when I’m lifting weights not to let them burst in my face,’ she said.

‘And if I don’t tour, you’ll catch me back down at the Chinese!’  

In happier times: Adele announced her split from her husband of three years, Simon Konecki in April (pictured together in 2013)

In happier times: Adele announced her split from her husband of three years, Simon Konecki in April (pictured together in 2013)

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Adele continued to show off her incredible weight loss as she cosied up to her good pal Drake during his 33rd birthday bash. 

Showcasing her newly svelte figure in an off the shoulder black velvet gown, the hitmaker, 31, couldn’t wipe the smile from her face as she partied the night away. 

Drake appeared thrilled in her company of the Hello hitmaker, who gushed over the ‘kind and funny’ birthday boy in a sweet Instagram snap.  

Adele looked incredible as she stepped out to celebrate Drake’s birthday at the Goya studios in Hollywood on Wednesday.

The beauty shared a playful photo from the evening’s events, with the caption: ‘I used to cry but now I sweat.’

She also added the hashtag #gingermckenna’ — in homage to the iconic villain from the 1995 film Casino, played by Sharon Stone.

The star continued: ‘Happy birthday to one of the kindest and funniest people I’ve met @champagnepapi.’

Newly-svelte: Adele looked incredible as she stepped out to celebrate Drake's birthday at the Goya studios in Hollywood on Wednesday

Newly-svelte: Adele looked incredible as she stepped out to celebrate Drake’s birthday at the Goya studios in Hollywood on Wednesday

Adele and Drake has been low-key friends for a long time. Back in February it was reported that the superstar pair visited a vape lounge and rented out an entire 32-lane bowling alley in Studio City during a night out and ate at Jerry’s famous deli.

This came months after the singer made an unexpected appearance at his show.

In October last year, Drake, who refers to himself as Champagne Papi on social media, was said to be thrilled after Adele watched him perform at a Los Angeles show without his prior knowledge.

Taking to Twitter shortly after his performance, Adele raved: ‘Oii Champagne Papi blew my mind tonight! Best production I’ve ever seen hands down and way up there with one of my favorite shows of all time. Huge love.’

Returning the compliment, a clearly stunned Drake later thanked the singer after reposting her tweet on Instagram.

Captioning the post, he wrote: ‘Oiiiiiii don’t f***ing get me gassed right now I love this woman and she came to the show. Thank god nobody told me I would have been SHOOK (sic)’ 

Birthday boy: Adele added a gushing caption on her latest Instagram snap, which read: 'Happy birthday to one of the kindest and funniest people I’ve met @champagnepapi'

Birthday boy: Adele added a gushing caption on her latest Instagram snap, which read: ‘Happy birthday to one of the kindest and funniest people I’ve met @champagnepapi’

Meanwhile, Adele’s sensational weight loss also caught attention during the evening, with the star reportedly losing more than a stone in weight after taking up Pilates.

It was reported in June earlier this year that Adele’s Reformer Pilates class has given her a new lease of life as she has lost more than a stone in weight after attending the workout with pal Ayda Field.

A source told The Sun: ‘Adele has been out enjoying herself and she sees that as her priority at the moment, along with being a mum to Angelo.

Wow: Adele's sensational weight loss also caught attention during the evening, with the star reportedly losing more than a stone in weight after taking up Pilates

Wow: Adele’s sensational weight loss also caught attention during the evening, with the star reportedly losing more than a stone in weight after taking up Pilates

Showstopping: The Oscar winner looked sensational in her form-fitting gown
The singer is pictured in 2016

Showstopping: The Oscar winner looked sensational in her form-fitting gown (the star is pictured R in 2016)

She has been loving her new workout regime and it really works for her.

‘It’s a bonus that she has shifted some weight. Her mates are glad she’s letting loose and there’s nothing but good feelings towards her. She’s got a new lease of life.’

Meanwhile, during the birthday extravaganza, there was no sign of Adele’s rumoured new boyfriend, Grime artist Skepta, 37.

The pair are said to have been on a string of dates following her split from husband Simon Konecki, 45.

Where is he? Meanwhile, during the birthday extravaganza, there was no sign of Adele's rumoured new boyfriend, Grime artist Skepta, 37

Where is he? Meanwhile, during the birthday extravaganza, there was no sign of Adele’s rumoured new boyfriend, Grime artist Skepta, 37

It must come as a source of great relief to all those hilarious japesters out there that there is still a section of society which is seemingly permissible to ridicule without consequence – the overweight.

While the gender of the human being is now thankfully off limits in cracking “gags”, as well as the colour of the skin, the orientation of the sexuality and the IQ level, when it comes to the girth it is perfectly acceptable to crack away.

It is possible to ascertain this by the reaction to the weekend’s Anthony Joshua surprise defeat at the impressively quick and power-packed hands of Andy Ruiz Jnr. It is probably fortunate that the new heavyweight champion did not wake up in the United Kingdom…

Phil Mickelson arrived at the 148th Open on Monday claiming to have shed 15lbs (6.8kg) in less than a week. The 2013 champion announced that he has embarked on his dramatic diet in a desperate attempt to rediscover his form in time for the season’s final major.

Mickelson, 49, has failed to record a single top 10 since winning the AT{amp}amp;T Pro-Am in February, missing six cuts in his last 10 events, including three of his last four. 

After a tie for 18th at the Masters, Mickelson has finished tied 71st and tied 52nd in the USPGA and US Open and plainly reached the end of his patience. Known for his humourous videos on social media, the left-hander had fallen silent of late and here he revealed why.

“I haven’t posted anything because I haven’t felt good about myself and the way I’ve been playing, so I haven’t done anything or wanted to be in public,” Mickelson said. “The last 10 days I’ve done what I call a hard reset to change and try to make things better,” Mickelson said in a video posted to his Twitter account.

“I have lost 15lbs. I’ve done a six-day fast with water and a special coffee blend for wellness that I’ve been working on with Dave Phillips, and went on a bit of a retreat. I don’t know if it’s gonna help me play better or not, but I’m willing to do whatever it takes to try to get my best back.”

WHAT sort of emotions do you call up when you’re playing a character alone at miserable at the top of a giant water tower?

How can you reveal a tragic sense of despair that comes with the trauma of job loss — and discovering the female you’ve been having sex with is pregnant?

And you’re life has barely begun.

That’s the task facing Paul James Corrigan this week when he appears alongside his River City co-star Frank Gallagher in new play, Butterfly.

Set in March 1987 and written by first-time playwright Anne Hogg, the backdrop is the closure of the Caterpillar factory in Uddingston.

Paul plays Jamie Cassidy, who is facing redundancy. In an attempt to get away from everything Jamie climbs the factory’s water tower.

The black comedy role is a hugely demanding one.

However Paul has had the life experience to be able to relate to a man in difficulty.

Growing up in Bellshill, he coped with dyslexia and a stammer. Aged 17, he hated his job in a cutting the icing off cakes in a cake factory («It was mindnumbing, and I stank of cake icing.»)

But he walked out of the cake factory and into drama college.

«I didn’t know what a monologue was,» he recalls, with a wry smile. «I had never even been in a theatre in my life. But I knew acting was what I wanted to do.

«When I was a kid, I spent my time watching old John Wayne and James Cagney movies with my dad. (His parents had split up and Paul lived with his dad.) It was just something we did.»

Paul adds, smiling; «John Wayne was rotten, but I still enjoyed the experience. Then I grew up watching Robert DeNiro, And something went into my head; ‘I’d like to do that’.»

Paul had his problems along the way — he was thrown out of drama college and then reinstated — but his talent shone through and he was cast in Black Watch, one one of the best theatre plays ever produced in Scotland. And with an amazing cast.

However, Paul had to pull out of the play. There were those who figured his misdeeds had resulted in the talented young actor leaving the production.

But far from it. He reveals there was a single reason why he took time off.

«My dad was dying at the time,» he recalls, his voice soft.

«And the experience just wrecked me.»

Paul rejoined the troupe in Leeds. » I had lost a lot of weight. I felt bad, but the rest of the boys were great and when I walked into the dressing room that night after the performance the rest of the guys applauded me. And I broke down in tears.

«Then when we went to New York, Michael Nardone (former River City actor) looked after me. He said ‘Come stay with me, at my digs in Manhattan’ and I did and I’ll be forever grateful to him.»

Paul was part of an international stage success, and was performing brilliantly on stage. But off stage, he was struggling to cope.

«I was so messed up, and Mike suggested I talk to someone. At first I rejected the idea, but then he fixed me up to talk to a bereavement counsellor. And it worked.

«I needed to hear what she had to say. And it made sense to go back to work with the boys. It made me focus.»

He learned a great deal from the Black Watch experience.

«I learned about different cultures, different people, from New Zealand to New York, all over. I learned to become a better actor and a responsible adult.»

Paul, who later went on to star in Gary: Tank commander, had a special relationship with his dad.

«He was my best pal. And he was just forty eight when he died.

«He was a great guitarist and he taught me. And he drank a lot, but somehow the drunker he’d get the better his guitar playing would be. I really miss him.»

Paul’s dad would have been delighted to see his son work on a play set in the area, Viewpark, in which he grew up in.

«I’ve been learning about the history of the area,» he says.

«And what’s also great is that Frank is from Coatbridge, and we know each other from River City. He’s been telling me all about the plant, and what it meant to people.»

Paul has shown his acting talent continually on screen, but what River City fans don’t know is he’s had to work that bit harder than other cast members.

But he’s dealt with his dyslexia and conquered his stammer.

«My sight reading is terrible,» he says grinning, «but for some reasons, once the lines are learned and in my head they stay there.

«And as soon as I learn my lines the words roll off the tongue. When I know my lines the stammer disappears.»

Could he have believed he’d be sharing an Oran Mor stage — or appearing in River City — when he was working in the cake factory?

«Not a chance,» he says in perfect flowing voice. «I’m very lucky, and I’m very grateful.»

*Butterfly, Oran Mor, until Saturday.

Shayne Ward unveils 24lbs weight-loss in shirtless snaps

Shayne Ward has unveiled his 24lbs weight-loss after transforming from ‘sluggish, stressed and self-conscious’ to ‘confident and healthy’.

The singer and actor, 34, posed shirtless to reveal his impressive new look after undergoing a lifestyle overhaul and partaking in regular training sessions at U.P Fitness in Cheshire.

The former Coronation Street star explained his weight spiralled because of ‘everything on my shoulders in my personal and professional life’ and said he ‘wasn’t in a great place’ when he took on the challenge 21 weeks ago.

Then: Shayne Ward has unveiled his 24lbs weight-loss after transforming from 'sluggish, stressed and self-conscious' to 'confident and healthy'
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Wow! Shayne Ward has unveiled his 24lbs weight-loss after transforming from ‘sluggish, stressed and self-conscious’ (left) to ‘confident and healthy’ (right)

Shayne spent 21 weeks training and has completely changed his appearance, displaying his toned torso and bulging biceps in incredible ‘after’ pictures released to MailOnline.  

After committing to getting fit, the star managed to drop from 29 per cent to 16 per cent body fat and said he feels amazing now.  

Shayne 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. 

‘When I started training, I wasn’t in the greatest place – I was trying to balance everything on my shoulders in my personal and professional life. I didn’t enjoy «me».’

Transformation: The singer and actor, 34, posed shirtless to reveal his new look after undergoing a lifestyle overhaul and partaking in training sessions at U.P Fitness in Cheshire

Transformation: The singer and actor, 34, posed shirtless to reveal his new look after undergoing a lifestyle overhaul and partaking in training sessions at U.P Fitness in Cheshire

Strong: The former soap star explained his weight spiralled because of 'everything on my shoulders in my personal and professional life' and said he 'wasn't in a great place'

Strong: The former soap star explained his weight spiralled because of ‘everything on my shoulders in my personal and professional life’ and said he ‘wasn’t in a great place’

X Factor star: Shayne won the X Factor in 2005 and he had the Christmas number one with tune That's My Goal (pictured)

X Factor star: Shayne won the X Factor in 2005 and he had the Christmas number one with tune That’s My Goal (pictured)

Although he’s completely changed his look, Shayne said that it’s not just the physical differences which have made a difference to his life. 

He said: ‘It’s been 21 weeks and I’m so far removed from that now. I’m so grateful for what U.P Fitness has offered me. It gives you a better focus – you can enjoy fitness. 

‘It doesn’t just mean getting bulging biceps or a bigger chest, it means you can be a lot healthier in body and mind. 

‘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 anymore, but I’m feeling really good.’ 

New look: Shayne, left before and right now, spent 21 weeks training and has completely changed his appearance
New look: Shayne, left before and right now, spent 21 weeks training and has completely changed his appearance

New look: Shayne, left before and right now, spent 21 weeks training and has completely changed his appearance

Fitness: As well as changing his physique, Shayne said exercising has made a difference to his life by increasing his confidence and making him 'healthier in body and mind'

Fitness: As well as changing his physique, Shayne said exercising has made a difference to his life by increasing his confidence and making him ‘healthier in body and mind’

In August, Shayne has revealed he was only invited to audition for his role as Aidan on Corrie after fans mistakenly thought he had already been offered a part.

He explained that supporters started congratulating him on the role when it was in fact actor Sean Ward who had landed the part.

Speaking to the Loose Women panel he said: ‘You’ll remember a bad boy in it called Callum, who the Platts killed.

‘A lot of people were messaging me on social media saying, »Congratulations on getting the role of Callum».

Confident: Shayne said he's got better focus since starting to train, saying: 'It doesn't just mean getting bulging biceps or a bigger chest, it means you can be a lot healthier'

Confident: Shayne said he’s got better focus since starting to train, saying: ‘It doesn’t just mean getting bulging biceps or a bigger chest, it means you can be a lot healthier’

‘I thought, »I’ve got nothing to do with the show.» Then I clicked on that Callum’s real name was Sean Ward.

‘Because of that and the little bit of hype, Coronation Street contacted my management and said, »We would like Shayne to come in for an audition, how would he feel?»

‘I was like, »Too right!» That was my very first TV role. The only acting I did before that was a show called Rock of Ages.’

Shayne’s character Aidan was killed off when he took his own life last year after struggling with depression. 

Emotional: Shayne's Coronation Street character Aidan (pictured) was killed off when he took his own life after struggling with depression

Emotional: Shayne’s Coronation Street character Aidan (pictured) was killed off when he took his own life after struggling with depression 

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Adele continued to show off her reported three stone weight loss as she enjoyed an evening out in Malibu. 

The British singer, 31, who has set the world alight thanks to her newly-svelte frame, was seen exiting swanky hotspot Nobu with a drink in hand on Friday night.  

Her sighting comes amid claims she dropped the weight after watching gruelling, high intensity workout videos from Instagram sensation, Joe Wicks a.k.a The Body Coach. 

Slimline: Adele, 31, continued to show off her 'reported three stone' weight loss as she enjoyed an evening out in Malibu on Friday

Slimline: Adele, 31, continued to show off her ‘reported three stone’ weight loss as she enjoyed an evening out in Malibu on Friday

Adele showed off her style credentials in a chic jumper dress which she teamed with knee-high boots. 

Her locks were slicked back into a ponytail and she accessorised with a pair of gold hoop earrings. 

 This comes amid reports she has been focused on sweating it out thanks a slew of videos from Body Coach, Joe. 

As well as the social media star, Adele has also reportedly sought assistance from celebrity trainer Dalton Wong, who has worked with the likes of Jennifer Lawrence.    

Loving life: The British singer, who has set the world alight thanks to her newly-svelte frame, was seen exiting swanky hotspot Nobu with a drink in hand on Friday night

Loving life: The British singer, who has set the world alight thanks to her newly-svelte frame, was seen exiting swanky hotspot Nobu with a drink in hand on Friday night

Dedication: Her sighting comes amid claims she dropped the weight after watching gruelling, high intensity workout videos from Instagram sensation, Joe Wicks a.k.a The Body Coach

Dedication: Her sighting comes amid claims she dropped the weight after watching gruelling, high intensity workout videos from Instagram sensation, Joe Wicks a.k.a The Body Coach

On Wednesday, Drake showcased her killer frame at Drake‘s 33rd birthday bash, which was held at Goya studios in Hollywood.

And now it has been claimed that the singer has overhauled her fitness regime and diet with the likes of reformer pilates, the Sirtfood Diet, cutting down on sugar and weights in the gym.

Adele, who joked that she ‘used to cry but now I sweat’ in an Instagram post on Thursday, is said to have lost ‘three stone’, reports the Mirror

Fitness: Adele has also reportedly sought assistance from celebrity trainer Dalton Wong, who has worked with the likes of Jennifer Lawrence

Fitness: Adele has also reportedly sought assistance from celebrity trainer Dalton Wong, who has worked with the likes of Jennifer Lawrence

Wow: This comes after Adele showcased her killer frame at Drake's 33rd birthday bash, which was held at Goya studios in Hollywood on Wednesday

Wow: This comes after Adele showcased her killer frame at Drake’s 33rd birthday bash, which was held at Goya studios in Hollywood on Wednesday

In June, it was claimed that the Hello hitmaker, who split from husband Simon Konecki in April, had taken up reformer pilates with Ayda Field and it had given her a new lease of life.

A source told The Sun: ‘Adele has been out enjoying herself and she sees that as her priority at the moment, along with being a mum to Angelo.

‘She has been loving her new workout regime and it really works for her. 

‘It’s a bonus that she has shifted some weight. Her mates are glad she’s letting loose and there’s nothing but good feelings towards her. She’s got a new lease of life.’

Image overhaul: It has been claimed that the singer, 31, has overhauled her fitness regime and diet with the likes of reformer pilates, the Sirtfood Diet, cutting down on sugar and weights in the gym (pictured in 2008)
Stunning: Adele pictured at Drake's 33rd birthday bash on Wednesday

Image overhaul: It has been claimed that the singer, 31, has overhauled her fitness regime and diet with the likes of reformer pilates, the Sirtfood Diet, cutting down on sugar and weights in the gym (pictured in 2008, left, and at Drake’s 33rd on Wednesday, right) 

Toned: Adele, who joked that she 'used to cry but now I sweat' in an Instagram post on Thursday, is said to have lost 'three stone', reports the Mirror (pictured at Drake's 33rd birthday bash on Wednesday)

Toned: Adele, who joked that she ‘used to cry but now I sweat’ in an Instagram post on Thursday, is said to have lost ‘three stone’, reports the Mirror (pictured at Drake’s 33rd birthday bash on Wednesday) 

MailOnline reached out to Adele’s representatives for further comment at the time. 

The Reformer Pilates class helps improve posture, flexibility and balance as well as a great weight loss strategy.

And it’s all the rave with the A-list celebs including the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Kate Winslet and Madonna.  

While in 2016 a source told the Daily Mail that Adele, who is said to be dating Grime artist Skepta, 37,  had lost weight through The Sirtfood Diet and a fitness plan from trainer Pete Geracimo – whose clients include David Hasselhoff and Kim Cattrall.

The diet, which Mr Geracimo recommends, encourages slimmers to eat plant foods, such as kale and buckwheat, known as sirtuin activators, which suppress appetite and activate the body’s ‘skinny gene’.

Transformation: In June, it was claimed that the Hello hitmaker, who split from husband Simon Konecki in April, had taken up reformer pilates with Ayda Field and it had given her a new lease of life
Slimmed down: Adele has reportedly shed more than a stone since she began Pilates (pictured in 2013)

Transformation: In June, it was claimed that the Hello hitmaker, who split from husband Simon Konecki in April, had taken up reformer pilates with Ayda Field and it had given her a new lease of life (pictured R in 2013)

This is the same process caused by fasting or exercise and the sirtuins – also known as ‘housekeeping genes’ – help control the way our bodies handle fat and sugar, regulating appetite as a result.

The eating plan complements a gruelling gym regime and sees Adele consume the likes of green tea, cocoa powder and turmeric, that are high in sirtuin activators while the star is still allowed to indulge in her favourite red wine and cheese. 

A source told Daily Mail: ‘The Sirtfood Diet is all about losing weight and feeling fantastic through eating great-tasting food. 

‘It’s based on extensive research into the power of key plant foods, which when added to our diet turn on fat burning and improve well being.’ 

A year earlier, in 2015, Adele revealed her tremendous weight loss is the result of giving up tea drinking, admitting she used to drink around 10 cups of the hot beverage a day.

PT: While in 2016 a source told the Daily Mail that Adele had lost weight through The Sirtfood Diet and a fitness plan from trainer Pete Geracimo (Adele pictured on Wednesday night)

PT: While in 2016 a source told the Daily Mail that Adele had lost weight through The Sirtfood Diet and a fitness plan from trainer Pete Geracimo (Adele pictured on Wednesday night) 

Speaking to The Sun about getting into shape, the singer dished: ‘I used to drink 10 cups a day with two sugars in each so I was on 20 sugars a day.’ 

The Hello hitmaker also admitted that her lessening sugar intake — which was formerly treble the women’s recommended daily added sugar limit — has also seen given her a surge of vitality.

‘Now I don’t drink it and I have more energy than ever,’ she added. 

Sugary: A year earlier, in 2015, Adele revealed her tremendous weight loss is the result of giving up tea drinking, admitting she used to drink around 10 cups of the hot beverage a day with two sugars (pictured in 2016)

Sugary: A year earlier, in 2015, Adele revealed her tremendous weight loss is the result of giving up tea drinking, admitting she used to drink around 10 cups of the hot beverage a day with two sugars (pictured in 2016) 

Candid: She told Rolling Stone in 2015: 'I'm not, like, skipping to the f**king gym. I don't enjoy it. I do like doing weights. I don't like looking in the mirror.' (pictured at the gym in 2016)

Candid: She told Rolling Stone in 2015: ‘I’m not, like, skipping to the f**king gym. I don’t enjoy it. I do like doing weights. I don’t like looking in the mirror.’ (pictured at the gym in 2016) 

But while she revealed she had drastically reduced the amount of sugar she consumes, Adele — who welcomed seven-year-old son Angelo in 2012 — admitted to Rolling Stone in 2015 that she would never ‘deprive’ herself of the odd sweet treat. 

The award-winning songstress also admitted that she tends to hit the gym while she tours — though that’s not to say she’s a fan of working out and has no plans ‘to be a size zero or anything like that.’

‘I’m not, like, skipping to the f**king gym. I don’t enjoy it. I do like doing weights. I don’t like looking in the mirror. Blood vessels burst on my face really easily, so I’m so conscious when I’m lifting weights not to let them burst in my face,’ she said.

‘And if I don’t tour, you’ll catch me back down at the Chinese!’  

In happier times: Adele announced her split from her husband of three years, Simon Konecki in April (pictured together in 2013)

In happier times: Adele announced her split from her husband of three years, Simon Konecki in April (pictured together in 2013)

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Adele continued to show off her incredible weight loss as she cosied up to her good pal Drake during his 33rd birthday bash. 

Showcasing her newly svelte figure in an off the shoulder black velvet gown, the hitmaker, 31, couldn’t wipe the smile from her face as she partied the night away. 

Drake appeared thrilled in her company of the Hello hitmaker, who gushed over the ‘kind and funny’ birthday boy in a sweet Instagram snap.  

Adele looked incredible as she stepped out to celebrate Drake’s birthday at the Goya studios in Hollywood on Wednesday.

The beauty shared a playful photo from the evening’s events, with the caption: ‘I used to cry but now I sweat.’

She also added the hashtag #gingermckenna’ — in homage to the iconic villain from the 1995 film Casino, played by Sharon Stone.

The star continued: ‘Happy birthday to one of the kindest and funniest people I’ve met @champagnepapi.’

Newly-svelte: Adele looked incredible as she stepped out to celebrate Drake's birthday at the Goya studios in Hollywood on Wednesday

Newly-svelte: Adele looked incredible as she stepped out to celebrate Drake’s birthday at the Goya studios in Hollywood on Wednesday

Adele and Drake has been low-key friends for a long time. Back in February it was reported that the superstar pair visited a vape lounge and rented out an entire 32-lane bowling alley in Studio City during a night out and ate at Jerry’s famous deli.

This came months after the singer made an unexpected appearance at his show.

In October last year, Drake, who refers to himself as Champagne Papi on social media, was said to be thrilled after Adele watched him perform at a Los Angeles show without his prior knowledge.

Taking to Twitter shortly after his performance, Adele raved: ‘Oii Champagne Papi blew my mind tonight! Best production I’ve ever seen hands down and way up there with one of my favorite shows of all time. Huge love.’

Returning the compliment, a clearly stunned Drake later thanked the singer after reposting her tweet on Instagram.

Captioning the post, he wrote: ‘Oiiiiiii don’t f***ing get me gassed right now I love this woman and she came to the show. Thank god nobody told me I would have been SHOOK (sic)’ 

Birthday boy: Adele added a gushing caption on her latest Instagram snap, which read: 'Happy birthday to one of the kindest and funniest people I’ve met @champagnepapi'

Birthday boy: Adele added a gushing caption on her latest Instagram snap, which read: ‘Happy birthday to one of the kindest and funniest people I’ve met @champagnepapi’

Meanwhile, Adele’s sensational weight loss also caught attention during the evening, with the star reportedly losing more than a stone in weight after taking up Pilates.

It was reported in June earlier this year that Adele’s Reformer Pilates class has given her a new lease of life as she has lost more than a stone in weight after attending the workout with pal Ayda Field.

A source told The Sun: ‘Adele has been out enjoying herself and she sees that as her priority at the moment, along with being a mum to Angelo.

Wow: Adele's sensational weight loss also caught attention during the evening, with the star reportedly losing more than a stone in weight after taking up Pilates

Wow: Adele’s sensational weight loss also caught attention during the evening, with the star reportedly losing more than a stone in weight after taking up Pilates

Showstopping: The Oscar winner looked sensational in her form-fitting gown
The singer is pictured in 2016

Showstopping: The Oscar winner looked sensational in her form-fitting gown (the star is pictured R in 2016)

She has been loving her new workout regime and it really works for her.

‘It’s a bonus that she has shifted some weight. Her mates are glad she’s letting loose and there’s nothing but good feelings towards her. She’s got a new lease of life.’

Meanwhile, during the birthday extravaganza, there was no sign of Adele’s rumoured new boyfriend, Grime artist Skepta, 37.

The pair are said to have been on a string of dates following her split from husband Simon Konecki, 45.

Where is he? Meanwhile, during the birthday extravaganza, there was no sign of Adele's rumoured new boyfriend, Grime artist Skepta, 37

Where is he? Meanwhile, during the birthday extravaganza, there was no sign of Adele’s rumoured new boyfriend, Grime artist Skepta, 37

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