James Corden has revealed he has lost two and a half stone after changing up his diet and exercise routines in an effort to get trim – but at the cost of 75 different personal trainers.
The 42-year-old TV star admits he is terrible at working out – but it sounds like his efforts are producing impressive results as the pounds have been dropping off him, despite the fact he has shunned help during his work outs from professionals.
And despite losing an impressive amount of weight already, the British actor explained that he is working towards a target goal which is “still a way off”.
James got candid about his weight loss journey during an interview with American radio host, Howard Stern, and says he sacrifices personal time to ensure he gets work outs added to his day.
He said: “So far I have lost about 35lb or a bit more.
“I feel like I’m getting better but there’s still a way to go. I’m trying to work out but I suck at it.
“It’s terrible. There are so few hours in the day that are just my own.”
He says he has “burned through 75 personal trainers” before deciding he didn’t want to work with any of them in order to lose weight faster.
He argued: “I don’t trust them. I don’t think they want me to lose weight quickly.”
“I realised, ‘Oh, you’re paid by the hour.’ Of course you don’t want me to shift this quickly.”
James – who has been married to TV producer Julia Carey since 2012 and together they have 10-year-old son Max and daughters Carey, six, and Charlotte, three – has previously shared that his children inspired him to get more active.
“I’ve got three young kids. We have the show and all these things. I feel like, ‘Hang on. I’ve got an hour when I’m on my own, and I’m doing something I absolutely hate. I should just be lying down’.
“I can do nothing like lying on a couch and staring at the corner of a rug.”
James was announced as a brand ambassador for WW – formerly Weight Watchers – at the start of the year.
The star said in a statement released in January: “I want to change the way that I live. I want to be better for my children and for my family.
“I don’t want to wake up tired, or feel embarrassed when I’m chasing my son on the soccer field and out of breath after three minutes.
“The weight is not the issue, it’s the wellness of it I am ready to tackle. I’m going to take this year and work towards getting healthy. If 2020 taught us anything it was that taking care of yourself has to be a priority.”
Mindy Grossman, WW CEO and President, said at the time of James’s announcement: “”James has the distinct ability to inspire people through his vulnerability, his humility and through his humor.
“We are beyond fortunate to have him as our global partner as he shares his poignant perspective during a time when it’s more important than ever to prioritise our health.”