Gordon Ramsay reveals he felt the need to lose weight so his wife would remain attracted to him

"I had to shape up or risk losing Tana!"
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Gordon Ramsay has shed an impressive 25 kilos and now he’s revealed that his wife Tana, 43, was his main motivation to get fit and stay healthy.

Speaking to DailyMail, the controversial chef said: “Tana was not impressed with the way I was.”

“I was overweight, 18 stone[114 kilos]. I looked like a sack of s***. I look at the pictures and think, ‘How did Tana stay around?’ Because Tana has got better-looking and more gorgeous. And there she is, getting in bed with a fat f***.”

Heavily into fitness herself, Tana told him he was starting to look unhealthy and at that stage, Ramsay felt he had to get training. “It was painful. I used to look at myself in the mirror and think, ‘Holy s***!’ So it was a big wake-up call.”

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Gordon and Tana. (Credit: Getty Images)

Nowadays Ramsay weighs in at about 87 kilos and participates in intense Ironman endurance events from time to time. 

The 51-year-old explains: “I started focusing on getting super-fit five or six years ago when my life got super-busy. You get consumed by the work. You get sucked up. You get drawn in. All of a sudden your ‘me time’ is zero. There was no breathing space, no downtime, no time to even think straight. It all started hitting me hard. I didn’t panic, but my head was not in the game.”

And he’s proven to have kept it off! Congratulations, Gordon!

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