Mark Wright shows off Strictly weight loss as he returns to gym

Published Tuesday, Jan 6 2015, 09:55 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Mark Wright says he's back in the gym trying to regain his pre-Strictly Come Dancing physique.

The Essex star lost a massive one and a half stone while competing on the BBC One dance competition, which ended in December, and now he wants to get his old body back.

Mark Wright shows off his body before and after Strictly Come Dancing. He lost 1.5 stone on the show, 5 January 2014

© Twitter / @markwright_

Mark showed off his before and after Strictly body in these photos.

Mark shared an image to Twitter last night showing fans the differences in his body from before and after Strictly.

"I need to get back to myself," he said, adding the hashtag: "No pain, no gain."

"First time back in the gym doing weights since before Strictly started four months back. 1.5 stone lighter and I am lifting half the weight… This is going to be an uphill battle!!"

Mark Wright and Karen Haeur on Strictly final
20 December


Mark, with dance partner Karen Hauer, was a huge success on Strictly.

Fans were quick to tell Mark he looked rather good either way (we agree!), with one saying: "Hard work and dedication pays off."

Another joked: "Who cares? You have Michelle Keegan!"

Mark and former Coronation Street star Michelle will marry later this year. They've just returned to the UK from a holiday to Dubai where no doubt they were reminiscing about Mark's romantic proposal there back in 2013.

Jess Wright and Michelle Keegan support Mark Wright at Strictly semi-final
14 December


Michelle (right) cheering on Mark from the Strictly audience alongside his sister Jess Wright.

Michelle was Mark's biggest champion on Strictly, and recently said how proud she was of his success on the show.

Despite never dancing before, ex-TOWIE star Mark made it through to the show's final, where he finished in fourth place. Michelle gushed: "I'm SO proud of my @MarkWright_ I just want to say thankyou so much to u guys out there that helped him on this journey. #soemotional."

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