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09/05/2014 06:02 BST | Updated 09/05/2014 06:59 BST

Lenny Henry Shows Off Three Stone Weight Loss After Being Diagnosed With Diabetes (PICS)

We had to do a double take when we spied these snaps of a very dapper and very slim-looking Lenny Henry out and about in London.

The 55-year-old comedian has shed three stone in a bid to combat the effects of diabetes, which he revealed he had been diagnosed with earlier this year.

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Lenny Henry

As well as a sugar-free diet the funnyman has taken up yoga to improve his health and help battle the condition..

It's something close to his heart too, after it cost his mother Winnifred both her legs after medics were forced to amputate her limbs before she died in 1998.

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Talking about living with diabetes, Lenny told The Mirror: "I'm a bit diabetic, so I was put on a very strict diet. I've lost between two-and-a-half and three stone, I was big.

"You've got to eat no sugar and drink hardly any alcohol... all the stuff you like. You can't Hobnob your way through the day."

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Lenny used to be three stone heavier

Meanwhile, the comedian and actor is set to return to his Midlands roots in an adaption of the hit BBC Radio 4 series, 'Rudy's Rare Records'.

He will appear at the Birmingham Rep in the poignant comedy which he co-created about an old-school reggae record shop that is threatened with closure by a developer.

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