Hugh CAN this be? Viewers’ surprise at star of Downton Abbey’s slimline look as Bonneville, 56, reveals his dramatic weight loss and drastically shorter haircut on BBC’s The One Show
- Hugh Bonneville is a shadow of well-padded Earl of Grantham in Downton Abbey
- The 56-year-old revealed weight loss on Thursday, wearing open-necked shirt
- Viewers expressed surprise, with one writing he has ‘lost a hell of a lot of weight’
Perhaps he’s been following Boris Johnson’s advice to get fit.
Hugh Bonneville is a shadow of the well-padded Earl of Grantham who feasted nightly on Mrs Patmore’s delicious dinners in Downton Abbey.
The 56-year-old revealed his dramatic weight loss on BBC1’s The One Show on Thursday night, looking smart in a pink open-necked shirt with a drastically shorter haircut.
Half the man he used to be: Bonneville on The One Show, right, and how he was: The actor in his more portly days, left
Viewers expressed surprise at the dramatic new look.
One Twitter user wrote: ‘Wow, I didn’t recognise Hugh Bonneville on The One Show to start with! What a transformation!’
Another said: ‘Blimey, Hugh Bonneville is half the man he used to be.’
And a third wrote: ‘Hugh Bonneville has lost a hell of a lot of weight!’
The actor engaged a personal trainer ten years ago after his wife Lulu Williams told him he was ‘fat as a pig’.
But it seems he has boosted his workout regime in lockdown.
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