Ex-MasterChef judge Matt Preston reveals dramatic weight loss

Ex-MasterChef judge Matt Preston reveals dramatic weight loss

Matt Preston has shown his MasterChef sabbatical has done wonders for his figure and has shared on social media his dramatic weight loss.

The 58-year-old food critic admitted while chatting with Sydney Confidential that he had “dropped a bit of weight and put on a bit of muscle”.

Preston revealed his transformation included overhauling his diet in a “general lifestyle change”.

“I’ve been eating less, mainly plants but not restricting myself from anything. It is about having time, that moment when there are no more excuses,” he said.

While the British-born TV star is a self-proclaimed moderate eater in order to maintain his newfound figure, he admitted he is still going to treat himself to an “occasional” burger or pizza.

While he hasn’t revealed just how much weight he has lost – with no intention to do so in the near future either – Preston says he measures his weight success against different sighs, such as “if people notice and whether your clothes fit”.

The Logie Award winner is gearing up to begin filming for his new show he will be co-hosting, Channel 7’s Plate of Origin, in 2020.

Viewers will see Preston reunite with fellow former MasterChef judge Gary Mehigan.

However, Matt and Gary’s old colleague George Calombaris has remained noticeably absent from the program which will see a team of cooks from different cultural backgrounds battle it out for the top prize.

Plate of Origin is expected to hit TV screens after the Tokyo Olympics wraps up in early August 2020.

Season 12 of MasterChef Australia will feature a new judging line up that includes Jock Zonfrillo, Melissa Leong and Andy Allen.

Scroll through the gallery to see former MasterChef star Matt Preston’s dramatic weight loss.