Bake Off’s Matt Lucas slams woman who ‘thin-shamed’ him after recent weight loss

Great British Bake Off co-host Matt Lucas has revealed that he was 'thin-shamed' as he watched his beloved Arsenal play against Manchester United on Saturday.

Matt, 48, who has spoken recently about his post-lockdown weight loss, had visited London's Emirates Stadium yesterday (23rd April) to watch his team.

Taking to Twitter after the match, Matt posted:

"Shout out to the lady who stopped me at football today to ask me why i've lost weight and to inform me I look a lot older.

"For the first time in my life, I think i've just been thin-shamed," he added.

Matt's loyal followers were quick to offer support to the popular comedian.

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"You look amazing, and most importantly, happy," replied one while another said: "You look fantastic! Sod the mood hoovers."

A third follower assured the star: "I get thin shamed when I lose weight and fat shamed when I gain a little. I've come to the conclusion a lot of people just want to drag you down no matter what."

Last year, Matt spoke about his weight loss during an appearance on Lorraine.

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The ITV host told him she was amazed he'd managed to lose weight during lockdown – and especially while filming in the Bake Off tent.

Matt replied: "I've lost some weight, I needed to take the edge off, because I put on a lot of weight in lockdown.

"I just had to do something about it," he revealed. "I've still got a bit of a tum, I'm not a skinny Minnie," he added.

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A year previously, Matt revealed that, like many people, he had put on some weight during lockdown.

He said: "The one thing I need to do is get fitter, I have put on a little bit of weight, that’s my next challenge to do a bit more exercise.

"I might have to make a game of it when I go out and exercise to stay out of people's way."

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