Actor Simon Pegg has revealed his extreme weight loss as he prepares for a new film role, in a photo that shows the 46-year-old the star sporting lean six-pack abs. His personal trainer Nick Lower shared the snap on his Instagram page, writing: "#SimonPegg 6 month body transformation for #InheritanceMovie. The brief for this role was lean, VERY lean. It required a specific body shape & look. Body weight: 78kg to 69kg. Body Fat: 12% to 8%. A mix of strength, circuits, core & 60km p/w trail runs! A sound nutrition plan that worked for him and his goals. 6 months of hard work has paid off and I tip my hat to you sir."
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It certainly sounds like a gruelling programme, and plenty of fans rushed to post their comments on the snap. "Oh my God! I didn’t recognise Simon! Well done both of you!" one wrote, while Simon's mum Gill even sweetly commented: "Amazing Nick so proud of Simon and you for the plan and support."
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Simon also retweeted the post on Twitter, adding his own detail to the fitness programme. "Also occasional mild grumpiness..." he joked. The new film, Inheritance, is a thriller that will also star Lily Collins, Connie Nielson and Chace Crawford.
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The actor is of course well known for films such as Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Run Fatboy Run – a movie that poked fun at Simon's character Dennis, who couldn't find the motivation to lose weight and get active. He is also a regular in the Mission Impossible films, starring alongside Tom Cruise.