Engelbert Humperdinck On The Dukan Diet Ahead Of Eurovision

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Englebert Humperdink is shaping up for Eurovision
Englebert Humperdink is shaping up for Eurovision

Engelbert Humperdinck wants to look his best as he sings to millions at the Eurovision Song Contest - so he's taken up the Dukan diet and embarked on a new exercise regime to drop the pounds.

The legendary entertainer will belt out new track Love Will Set You Free at the show in Azerbaijan in a couple of weeks - but he's been preparing for his star turn for months.

Engelbert has dropped 16 months in the past month alone by embarking on the high-protein meal plan, and he's also taken up walking and jogging to slim down.

He tells The Mirror: "I am on the Dukan diet, it is French and a woman who promotes my records ­recommended it. It is mostly protein in the diet but I love it.

"I do have a routine and normally first of all I get on the treadmill and try to work out a bit. I want to keep my weight down. I walk around a three mile area around the house on the street. I will pass the pub in the village and get some fresh air. And I eat yogurt and I take vitamins for breakfast.

"I have been really persevering with my diet and in the last month I have dropped 16 pounds. I want to look good when I do Eurovision. I don't want people saying, 'He has a paunch'."

The 76 year old showed off his new figure in the newspaper - and he showed off his sprawling Leicestershire estate too.

The property boasts its own pub, and the singer has filled the grounds with traditional British items such as a red phone box.

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