'Food and booze is lovely and exercise is horrible': Timothy Spall, 62, shows off his trim physique as he reveals the secret to incredible weight loss

He stunned fans with his incredible weight loss in 2017 after overhauling his lifestyle.

And now Timothy Spall has revealed the secret to his transformed physique during an appearance on ITV1's Lorraine on Thursday.

The Mr Turner actor, 62, joined host Lorraine Kelly, 59, on the sofa where he discussed the simple method he used to shed the pounds, admitting he used to think 'food and booze is lovely and exercise is horrible'. 

Slimmed down: Timothy Spall has revealed the secret to his transformed figure during an appearance on Lorraine on Thursday

Slimmed down: Timothy Spall has revealed the secret to his transformed figure during an appearance on Lorraine on Thursday

Commenting on his image, Lorraine asked: 'Now ages ago, you lost weight for a role and losing weight is real hard and you kept it off! 

'Did you completely change your lifestyle, did you just change it?'

Using an analogy to explained his transformation, he replied: 'I did really. If I was going to write a diet book, it would be two pages. The first one is, food and booze is lovely and exercise his horrible. 

'Right, turn over the page: If you eat too much and drink too much, you put on weight. If you eat about the right amount, you don't. And that's it really!'

Image overhaul: The Mr Turner actor, 62, joined host Lorraine Kelly, 59, on the sofa where he discussed the simple method he used to shed the pounds (pictured in 2006)

Image overhaul: The Mr Turner actor, 62, joined host Lorraine Kelly, 59, on the sofa where he discussed the simple method he used to shed the pounds (pictured in 2006) 

The Harry Potter actor, who has never revealed exactly how much he's lost, added: 'There are anomalies where people find it harder, it's like if you have a car and have a bag round it, the more that spills out into the bag.'

The star had previously remained relatively tight-lipped about the methods to shedding the pounds, while his actor son Rafe, 34, famously weighed 18.5 stone before adopting a healthier lifestyle. 

According to The Sun, the actor's trimline physique is down to a two-year healthy regime with the star saying 'I don't eat rubbish now.'

He claimed the Spall family had 'chubby genes, previously telling the MailOnline: 'I was a glutton. I loved food. I still do. But I didn’t have a thing in my mind that told me when to stop eating.

Questioned: Lorraine asked: 'Now ages ago, you lost weight for a role and losing weight is real hard and you kept it off! 'Did you completely change your lifestyle, did you just change it?'

Questioned: Lorraine asked: 'Now ages ago, you lost weight for a role and losing weight is real hard and you kept it off! 'Did you completely change your lifestyle, did you just change it?'

Transformation: 'If you eat too much and drink too much, you put on weight. If you eat about the right amount, you don't. And that's it really!'

Transformation: 'If you eat too much and drink too much, you put on weight. If you eat about the right amount, you don't. And that's it really!'

'There's something of a chunky gene in the Spall side of the family. I was always chubby, then I got fat…It took a lot of hard work but I did it and I'm proud I did it. I completely revolutionised the way I went about my health. I'm all the better for it. It changed my life.'

Timothy beat leukaemia in 1996 after he was given just weeks to live.

Rafe said he believed this may have contributed to his weight gain, saying: 'Perhaps eating was something to make me feel better. Who knows? I'm sure that my father becoming seriously ill when I was 14 had a lot to do with my going from chubby to fat.'

During the interview on Lorraine, Timothy - who shot to fame in the eighties with his portrayal of Brummie electrician Barry Spencer Taylor in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet - also spoke about his new movie The Corrupted, which sees him star as criminal Clifford Cullen.

New look: 'There are anomalies where people find it harder, it's like if you have a car and have a bag round it, the more that spills out into the bag'

New look: 'There are anomalies where people find it harder, it's like if you have a car and have a bag round it, the more that spills out into the bag'

How he was: The British actor was considerably bigger in 2002
Trim: The star looked completely different in after shedding the pounds in 2017

Before and after: Timothy (pictured left in 2002 and right in 2017) 'revolutionised the way I went about my health' in a bid to completely transform his appearance

The film, also stars Sam Caflin as Liam, an ex-con who desperately tries to win back the love and trust of his family after losing everything at the hands of Clifford's organised crime gang. 

'It is an incredibly complex web of intrigue and terrible manipulation hence the title,' he explained.

'You've got Hugh Bonneville Sam Claflin, and his brother Joe Claflin they work wonderfully together.

'There's some moments of horror in it but it's not sensationalised. 

'I forgot I was in it, I thought this is a true honest crime thriller, it's not over complicated in its depth but there are some echoes in it for all sorts.'

Film star: 'I forgot I was in it, I thought this is a true honest crime thriller, it's not over complicated in its depth but there are some echoes in it for all sorts'

Film star: 'I forgot I was in it, I thought this is a true honest crime thriller, it's not over complicated in its depth but there are some echoes in it for all sorts'

 

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Timothy Spall, 62, cuts a trim and healthy figure as he reveals the secret to his weight loss

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