Gary Barlow has vowed to never put on weight again after he took to Instagram to reveal a throwback picture of himself before his five stone weight loss.
The Take That singer confessed to posting the snap in order to remind himself why he is on a healthy regime.
He has previously spoken about his struggles with food after Take That split in 1996, and since sharing the picture, he has been branded ‘inspirational’ by his fans.
In a caption he wrote to his 261,000 followers: ‘These pictures keep me on the straight and narrow. I remember those times and how I felt – awful – I will never allow myself to feel like that again. I’m in control #bb.’
At his heaviest Gary weighed 16st 11lb, however after dieting and working out he now weighs less than 12 stone.
In January the star launched his virtual Barlow Bootcamp and has since shared motivational images on his social media, including snaps of him taking part in ‘game changer’ yoga.
He recently uploaded a video of himself and his personal trainer doing a morning workout, and said: ‘Can’t tell you how much yoga helps me on a daily basis.’
The 47-year-old opened up to Radio Times about his weight issues and revealed it was a form of depression.
He said: ‘I’d always played music since I was ten and then I’d gone through this roller-coaster ride of fame and I just couldn’t believe that it was all over and I was only 24.’
His fans have taken to Instagram to share their admiration for the singer, with one saying: ‘Top man Gary, one of my idols, glad to see you at your happiest.’
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Another added: ‘It’s not how you look but what sort of person you are. However, I know how you feel and why you don’t want to go back there. You are such a inspiration to many.’
And a third commented: ‘No, Gaz. You conquered that hardship & became stronger than ever. You inspire us in your every possible way. We thatters are so proud of today you. Stand so strong, musical legend..’
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007 film must treat Bond girls properly, says Waller-Bridge
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Fast cars, martinis and Bond girls are core parts of the formula for 007 films, but one of those elements is set for a change in the latest adventure.
Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who is working on the script for the 25th Bond film, is on a mission to make sure the movie will "treat women properly" – even if the spy does not.
Ahead of the release of the as-yet-untitled film, Waller-Bridge told Deadline: "There's been a lot of talk about whether or not (the Bond franchise) is relevant now because of who he is and the way he treats women.
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"It has just got to evolve, and the important thing is that the film treats the women properly.
"He doesn't have to. He needs to be true to this character."
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Sir Elton John has criticised Russian censors for cutting gay sex scenes from the hit musical biopic Rocketman.
The critically acclaimed film charts the British singer's rise to fame, and its scenes of kissing and sex between men, as well as drug use, contributed to it earning a 15 certificate in the UK.
But in a bid to play down the sexuality of Sir Elton, played by actor Taron Egerton, for a conservative Russian audience, an estimated five minutes of footage was reportedly removed ahead of its debut in Moscow.
The Moscow Times quoted a Russian film critic who had seen the film at its world premiere in Cannes on 16 May as saying "all scenes with kissing, sex and oral sex between men have been cut", as well as a photo displayed during the end credits featuring Sir Elton and his husband David Furnish.
Sir Elton, 72, a prominent gay rights campaigner, released a joint statement with the makers of the film to accuse censors of being "cruelly unaccepting of the love between two people".
"We reject in the strongest possible terms the decision to pander to local laws and censor Rocketman for the Russian market, a move we were unaware of until today," they said.
"That the local distributor has edited out certain scenes, denying the audience the opportunity to see the film as it was intended, is a sad reflection of the divided world we still live in and how it can still be so cruelly unaccepting of the love between two people.
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Ben Affleck has been pictured performing his parental duties in Los Angeles, as his official replacement in the Batman role is announced.
The 46-year-old actor was seen in the early hours on Friday (31 May) dropping off son Samuel, seven, and daughter Seraphina, 10, to school.
Affleck has three children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner – Seraphina, Samuel and 13-year-old Violet.
On the same day the actor was pictured, it was announced Robert Pattinson will take over as Batman in a planned trilogy of movies with director Matt Reeves.
Affleck, who played Bruce Wayne in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and 2017s Justice League, stepped down from the role in January earlier this year – after being originally down to direct and star in his own film.
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