This Morning viewers floored by Lenny Henry’s epic weight loss transformation

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This Morning viewers were left with their jaws on the floor as comedian Lenny Henry appeared on Monday's show.

The 62-year-old chatted to hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby about his autobiography.

As he chatted about his childhood in Dudley and winning New Faces to become a household name, fans were distracted by his appearance.

Lenny's weight loss wasn't discussed during the interview but viewers at home rushed to their keyboards to compliment his new look.

Taking to Twitter, one fan penned: "Lenny Henry looks like he’s lost a lot of weight."

Another added: "Lenny Henry has lost a load of weight."

While a third viewer wrote: "Blimey Lenny Henry looks good, well done to him for losing so much weight."

Lenny opened up about his dramatic weight loss in 2018, revealing he shed the pounds for a television role.

Speaking to Daily Mail at the time, the TV star explained: "I have heard that I've lost all this weight for a variety of reasons. None of them true."

He added that the real version of events is that he's playing a man "who doesn't get three full meals a day" and he couldn't have got the part without losing weight.

As soon as he landed the role, Lenny embarked on a mainly vegetarian diet, which has helped him to shed a huge amount of weight.

The actor shocked fans with his appearance as he looked slimmer than ever while attending a theatre performance in London.

Sir Lenny had originally showcased a slimmer physique during Comic Relief in 2017, but he has continued his transformation even more since then.

Lenny opened up to Phillip and Holly about his difficult relationship with his mum at times and the racism he has faced over the years.

Elsewhere in the show, Holly was left red-faced after mistakingly thinking there were 12 hours in a day, instead of 24.

Phillip and Holly returned to the This Morning to host the latest edition of the ITV daytime show after enjoying a week off for half-term.

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The dynamic duo were replaced by Dermot O'Leary and Alison Hammond, who usually present This Morning on Fridays.

Holly and Phillip marked their return on Monday by entering the studio on electric scooters.

This Morning airs weekdays on ITV at 10am

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