James Arthur is determined to shed some weight after hitting 238 pounds (108 kilograms) during lockdown.
The Say You Won’t Let Go singer confessed to Britain’s The Sun newspaper that he has piled on the pounds during the coronavirus lockdown because he didn’t have much else to do besides indulge in his love of sweet treats, and as a result, he now weighs 17 stone.
“I have put on a fair bit of weight since the beginning of the lockdown because there’s nothing else to do but stuff my face,” the 32-year-old admitted. “I’ve got a sweet tooth so it’s just cake really. I love cake.
“I’m pretty much a vegan so I’ve been having the fake meat – sausage sandwiches and stuff like that I’ve been digging into.”
The X Factor U.K. winner is now desperate to lose the weight and has been going on runs and using gym equipment at his home to help him shed the excess pounds and reach his goal.
“I’ve set myself a goal to lose a bit of weight. It might sound extreme but I’m 6ft 3in and I weigh 17 stone so I’d like to drop a couple of stone if possible,” he shared. “I’ve done a couple of 10-mile bike rides and that’s really effective. I’ve got a gym set up at the house, I’ve got a bunch of cardio machines like a treadmill and a Peloton bike.
“I want to come out of this thing in the best shape that I’ve ever been in, that’s something I’m genuinely striving for.”