Stevi Ritchie wants to be in the best possible shape when the X Factor Live Arena Tour kicks off next month. The former contestant recently headed off to the No 1 Boot Camp – a favourite with stars including MIC's Spencer Matthews and Tamzin Outhwaite – where he managed to lose 10lbs in just five days.
Stevi, 34, shared his success with his Twitter fans this week, writing: "A big thank you to andy and gee and team at @no1bootcamp I lost 10lbs in 5 days ahead for the @XFactorTour2015 really happy much love xx."
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Stevi Ritchie lost 10lbs in five days at bootcamp
The former X Factor contestant said he had become unhappy with his body after putting on weight during his time on the show, and getting into bad eating habits.
"It has been torture, but good torture," he said, after completing the camp. "My body needed it. The trainers have outlined a great fitness regime which I can carry on at home. And I've learned so much about food and nutrition. No more scooping peanut butter straight out of the jar for me."
The X Factor star shared his success with his Twitter followers
Before finding fame on The X Factor, former Pontin's Bluecoat Stevi was working in a call centre – but now plans to pursue his singing career to help provide for his seven-year-old daughter Summer.
On 13 February he will join Andrea Faustini, Fleur East, Jay James, Lauren Platt, Only The Young, Stereo Kicks and winner Ben Haenow for the first date of the X Factor Live Tour 2015, in Belfast.