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James Corden shares New Year weight loss resolution: ‘I’m fed up with the way I look’

'The Late Late Show With James Corden' host is the new face of Weight Watchers

Talk show host and actor, James Corden, has spoken about his body image struggles. EPA
Talk show host and actor, James Corden, has spoken about his body image struggles. EPA

British talk show host, James Corden, 42, has taken to social media to reveal he is the new face of Weight Watchers after lamenting: “I’m fed up with the way I look, I’m fed up with being unhealthy.”

The host of The Late Late Show with James Corden shared his body issues on the Weight Watchers' YouTube channel.

“I’ve realised that every year for the past decade, probably even 15 years, on January the first I’ve told myself and anyone that would listen that I’m going on a diet, I’m going to lose a load of weight,” he said. “I’m fed up with the way I look, I’m fed up with being unhealthy, this is the year I’m doing it. Because of that, over Christmas I’ve eaten everything that’s in the fridge because in my head in January I’m starting this diet and it’ll be a success. And as you can see it hasn’t.

“It’s starting to get me down in a way,” added the Gavin and Stacey star. “I’ve never been able to stick to anything like that. I’ve spent a long time accepting that this is my body and that’s it. But I really am sick and tired of just doing the same thing every year.”

'I've struggled my entire life'

It’s not the first time the father-of-three has spoken about his personal body issues. Back in September 2019, he responded to US TV host, Bill Maher who declared: “Fat shaming doesn’t need to end, it needs to make a comeback. Some amount of shame is good. We shamed people out of smoking and into wearing seat belts. We shamed them out of littering and most of them out of racism. Shame is the first step in reform.”

Soon after on his show, Corden told the audience: “There’s a common and insulting misconception that fat people are stupid and lazy, and we’re not,” he said “We get it, we know. We know that being overweight isn’t good for us and I’ve struggled my entire life trying to manage my weight and I suck at it. I’ve had good days and bad months.”

In signing up for Weight Watchers, Corden joins the A-list likes of Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Simpson and Oprah Winfrey, who have all spoken about using the wellness company’s points-based approach to dieting. And Corden will be following in the footsteps of Australian Pitch Perfect actress, Rebel Wilson, who wowed fans on Instagram with the result of her 30-kilogram weight loss, and singer, Adele, who is thought to have lost about 44kg.

Updated: January 3, 2021 01:02 PM

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