Matt Preston, 58, appears to have been putting his obligatory post-MasterChef sabbatical to good use, debuting a slimmed-down figure following a dramatic weight loss.
The dapper food critic unveiled his new look in a chat with Sydney Confidential on Thursday, posing for pics in a navy double-breasted jacket and white-and-green striped pants.
“I have dropped a bit of weight and put on a bit of muscle,” he revealed.
Matt Preston’s weight loss
The British-born TV star credited his transformation to a ‘general lifestyle change’ which included overhauling his diet.
“I’ve been eating less, mainly plants but not restricting myself from anything. It is about having time, that moment when there are no more excuses,” he said.
The foodie now focuses on ‘moderation’ but admits he’s still going to treat himself to an ‘occasional’ burger or pizza.
Matt has also been filling the gap between finishing up his contract at Channel 10 and beginning a new role at rival network Seven with four workout sessions a week with a ‘brilliant’ personal trainer.
While it isn’t clear how much weight Matt’s lost - according to the publication he hasn’t weighed himself and doesn’t intend to - at almost two metres tall, the father-of-three has previously tipped the scales at 140kg.
Instead, the Logie award winner is measuring his success against other signs such as ‘if people notice and whether your clothes fit’.
Preston plates up
Matt is gearing up to co-host Channel Seven’s new cooking show, Plate of Origin, in the new year which will see him reunited with fellow former MasterChef judge Gary Mehigan.
MKR’s Manu Feildel will round out the hosting trio, with Matt and Gary’s old colleague George Calombaris noticeably absent from the program which will see teams of cooks from diverse cultural backgrounds compete to see which of their chosen cuisines is the best.
While there is currently no premiere date, Plate of Origin is expected to hit TV screens after the Tokyo Olympics wraps up in early August 2020.
Season 12 of MasterChef Australia will feature a new judging lineup consisting Jock Zonfrillo, Melissa Leong and Andy Allen.
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