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Corrie’s Scott Wright loses 3.5 STONE in five months after hitting ‘rock bottom’ during lockdown

Scott Wright has lost 3.5 stone and 12 inches off his waistline, in just five months.

The former Coronation Street star, 46, went on a health and fitness mission after hitting ‘rock bottom’ during lockdown, with depression brought on by severe insomnia and anxiety. 

Showing off his impressive transformation, Scott admitted that he’d started drinking heavily, taking sleeping pills and anti-depressants after his acting and live music work dried up, and his weight ballooned to 16 stone 4lbs and a 44-inch waist.

Now that he has lost the weight and his career is back on track, the actor has insisted that there’s ‘no way’ he would have had job offers ‘for leading man roles’ if he was over 16 stone.

On a mission: His weight ballooned to 16 stone 4lbs and a 44-inch waist

Transformation: Coronation Street’s Scott Wright, 46, has lost 3.5 STONE and 12 inches off his waistline, in just five months

By February this year Scott was determined to turn his life around – losing an incredible 50lbs (22.7kg) in five months, with help from G Herbal natural supplements.

He now has a 32 inch waist and says his career is back on track, with a major film in production and offers of TV acting work coming in again.

Scott said: ‘When lockdown first came in back in March 2020 my whole life was put on hold. Two massive TV roles were cancelled and all my regular live music and appearance work went too. I had zero income and was really stressed about my finances.

‘Like most people at the time I thought it would just take a few weeks, but then it became months and there was no light at the end of the tunnel. I was alone in my apartment most days just watching the pandemic on the news getting more and more depressed.

Candid: Showing off his impressive transformation, Scott admitted that he'd started drinking heavily, taking sleeping pills and anti-depressants after his acting and live music work dried up

Candid: Showing off his impressive transformation, Scott admitted that he’d started drinking heavily, taking sleeping pills and anti-depressants after his acting and live music work dried up

Before: The actor went on a health and fitness mission after hitting 'rock bottom' during lockdown, with depression brought on by severe insomnia and anxiety

Before: The actor went on a health and fitness mission after hitting ‘rock bottom’ during lockdown, with depression brought on by severe insomnia and anxiety

‘My anxiety went through the roof, I was worrying about how I could pay my bills, and I couldn’t sleep whatsoever. In the evenings I would drink a bottle of wine just to try to knock myself out.   

‘I started taking sleep pills and I was having dark thoughts, so I took some anti-depressants but one of their side effects is that it boosts your appetite, so I ended up comfort eating all day.’

TV favourite Scott shot to fame as Sam ‘The Masked Stripper’ Kingston in Coronation Street, and has since appeared in Crossroads, Shameless, Emmerdale, Casualty, Doctors and starred alongside Anna Maxwell-Martin in ITV mini-series Midwinter of the Spirit.

The actor, who turns 47 in October, is single and lives in the Peak District, near Glossop, Derbyshire, admitted that he became ‘a recluse’ during lockdown.

Scott said: ‘Before the pandemic I had a busy work and social life, but in 2020 I pretty much became a recluse. I would be on my own for at least four days a week, I dropped out of contact with friends and turned off all social media.’

TV star: Scott shot to fame as Sam 'The Masked Stripper' Kingston in Coronation Street, and has since appeared in Crossroads, Shameless, Emmerdale, Casualty and Doctors

TV star: Scott shot to fame as Sam ‘The Masked Stripper’ Kingston in Coronation Street, and has since appeared in Crossroads, Shameless, Emmerdale, Casualty and Doctors

Candid: Now he's has lost the weight and his career is back on track, the actor has insisted that there's 'no way' he would have had job offers 'for leading man roles' if he was over 16 stone

Candid: Now he’s has lost the weight and his career is back on track, the actor has insisted that there’s ‘no way’ he would have had job offers ‘for leading man roles’ if he was over 16 stone

It was only when he saw pictures of himself on a news website that he realised how much he’d let himself go. He had rescued a woman and her daughter from being attacked at a shopping centre and had to appear in court as a witness.

Scott said: ‘I was photographed outside the court by a paparazzi photographer, and when it appeared in the papers, I could hardly recognise myself, my face was all chubby and my previously slim-fitting suit was nearly bursting at the seams.

‘A few months later there was a picture posted on social from a family get-together and I was even worse. My face was bloated, my eyes puffy I had a double chin and looked about ten years older.’

From the beginning of this year Scott was determined to turn his life around but admits it was tough.

He gave up booze, completely changed his diet, started exercising daily and took a natural supplement range – G Herbal to help him regulate his sleep, give him energy during the day and also to improve digestion and reduce bloating.

Real talk: 'I took some anti-depressants but one of their side effects is that it boosts your appetite, so I ended up comfort eating all day' (Pictured in 2000 with Jannifer James on Corrie)

Real talk: ‘I took some anti-depressants but one of their side effects is that it boosts your appetite, so I ended up comfort eating all day’ (Pictured in 2000 with Jannifer James on Corrie)

Scott said: ‘I’m not going to lie; it’s not been easy. I knew I had to quit the booze completely if I was going to get a result, but also, I had the added nightmare of getting off sleeping pills and anti-depressants.

‘The first two weeks were hell, and it took about 3-4 weeks for the G Herbal supplements to kick in to make things better.

‘I took two G Herbal BLISS tablets in the evening so I could sleep, and in the morning the G Herbal BODY supplement for extra energy to do a workout, and their WEIGHT supplement after a meal to help digestion and reduce bloating.  

‘They are natural Balinese herbal supplements and I was introduced to them by a friend. I was pretty sceptical about them at first, but they definitely helped my sleep quality and gave me vitality to get through my daily work-outs.

‘After a month or so, I started to get four hours sleep, then six hours, and now I pretty much get a full eight hours sleep.

‘Sleeping is the most important thing, if you’re not sleeping properly, it’s almost impossible to get in shape as you won’t have the energy or the will to exercise.’

In regards to exercise, the soap star would do a 20-30 minute fasted cardio HIIT workout in the morning before breakfast.

He would then do around 8,000 to 10,000 steps during the day, and hit the local gym two or three times a week to do weight training.

Back at it: He now has a 32 inch waist and says his career is back on track, with a major film in production and offers of TV acting work coming in again

Back at it: He now has a 32 inch waist and says his career is back on track, with a major film in production and offers of TV acting work coming in again

Scott said: ‘When you are approaching 50 you’ve got to do some exercise every day to keep your metabolism going so you are burning fat. I would have one day off a week though, usually Sunday.

‘Within two months friends started to see a difference and that spurred me on to do even better. I hit my target weight in just under five months and now I intend to maintain my current level.

‘I’m really proud of myself and my appearance for the first time in a long time. My confidence is restored and I’m starting to get acting offers again, so it really has been a win-win situation.’

Since getting back in shape Scott has received a £250K investment to start filming an independent British film which he has co-written and produced, he’s also been offered a major TV role.

He said: ‘Things are really coming back again and it’s really exciting, the film project is really exciting and I’m doing live music performances again, but there’s no way I would have had job offers for leading man roles if I was over 16 stone. ‘

Honest: The actor, who turns 47 in October, is single and lives in the Peak District, near Glossop, Derbyshire, admitted that he became 'a recluse' during lockdown

Honest: The actor, who turns 47 in October, is single and lives in the Peak District, near Glossop, Derbyshire, admitted that he became ‘a recluse’ during lockdown


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