Jonathan Ross has lost a stone thanks to liquids-only diet.

Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Ross

The 60-year-old TV star - who went vegan and teetotal last year - shed 14lbs in just four weeks after he switched to vegan shake diet Huel.

He said: "I’ve been living off liquid food as I wanted to lose weight. Now I just get up and have my chocolate milkshake – it’s easier. I’m old. I’ve eaten enough great food in my life.

"When I gave up booze, I realised I’d had more than my fair share already. If I never eat another steak, it’s not a big deal. We’re trying to be sustainable."

But Jonathan was quick to point out that he is not necessarily an advocate for a vegan diet, admitting that even he has the odd craving.

He is quoted by the Daily Mirror as saying: "You do miss stuff. I’ve eaten eggs once or twice but accidentally. It hasn’t changed me at all – I’m not a poster boy for a vegan diet."

It comes after his fellow television star and celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, 61, tried and failed to stick to a vegan diet, quitting after just two weeks.

She previously said: "I couldn’t be vegan, though I do love vegetables. I don’t see the point. I’m very happy to not eat so much meat, but I do love it."

In response to her decision to put her plant-based diet on the backburner, Jonathan joked: "Nigella has never had much of a backbone!"