Strictly's Bill Bailey shows off stone-and-a-half weight loss after Oti Mabuse credited his wife's cooking

STRICTLY'S Bill Bailey showed off his one-and-a-half stone weight loss and left hos dance partner Oti Mabuse stunned.

The comedian, 55, has surprised fans with his incredible progress on the dance floor and is now a favourite to take home the Glitterball Trophy in next weekend's final.

But it's not just his footwork that's transformed, his body shape has too.

Posting a picture of Bill looking svelte in rehearsals, Oti wrote: "Who is this person? How much weight did @the_bill_bailey lose? 

"Wow – I should definitely run a dance school and help people lose weight through dance."

She then thanked Bill's wife Kristin for supplying the right nutrition to turn him into a lean machine.

Oti added: "Also Mrs Bailey very healthy meals have helped #danceismylife #newandimproved #skinnymini."


While he may have upped his exercise on the show, Bill has always loved keeping active, particularly in the great outdoors.

However, clothes that he used to wear to for his adventurous pursuits now no longer fit him.

He previously told us: "I’ve certainly lost weight — a lot of clothes feel baggy," Bill explained.

“I went to do some filming where I had to go paddleboarding. I put on shorts that I wear normally."

He continued: "I put the microphone in my pocket and my shorts started falling down around my knees.

“I’m like, 'What’s happened? This is not right.' It almost caused an incident.”

Bill is one of just four celebs left in the competition, along with Maisie Smith, Jamie Laing and HRVY.

And his friends have tipped him for the title.

"It is pressure," said Bill. "We’re getting to the sharp-end now so everyone’s putting in great dances.

"The competition is really hotting up. There has been quite some betting going on. It’s mainly my friends."

 

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