Justin Lee Collins is the latest comedian to shrink to a celebrity ideal


Not another one! Justin Lee Collins is the latest comedian to shrink to a celebrity ideal

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18:05 GMT, 27 March 2012

Fans relate to comedians as the former picked-on kids who got cool through humour.

But one by one, our funnymen are shrinking beyond recognition to sculpt themselves into celebrity cookie-cutter mould.

And now Justin Lee Collins has followed in the footsteps of chubbies-turned-skinnies Ricky Gervais and Jimmy Carr.

Shrinking: Justin Lee Collins sported a fuller frame, as pictured here on a night out in October 2010

Shrinking: Justin Lee Collins sported a fuller frame, as pictured here on a night out in October 2010

Shrinking: Justin Lee Collins sported a fuller frame, as pictured here on a night out in October 2010

The 37-year-old also appears to have gained a new girlfriend to coincide with his diminutive stature.

The Friday Night Project star was
seen strolling along hand-in-hand in London with a pretty brunette,
attempting to move forward from accusations that he harassed his
ex-girlfriend for six months.

Collins appeared at St Albans Magistrates' Court last December to deny the allegations.

Having entered a plea of not guilty, he will now face a jury trial and be tried at a Crown Court.

Perhaps the stress of a future jail sentence – if convicted, Collins could face up to six months behind bars – is the real reason of the miracle weight loss.

Justin has kept his trademark mane, accentuating his new slimline face amidst the billowing locks.

Feeling stressed Justin is facing a jury trial after his ex-girlfriend accused him of harassement

Feeling stressed Justin is facing a jury trial after his ex-girlfriend accused him of harassement

Wearing a white T-shirt with a
photograph print of Steve McQueen, Justin highlighted his slender waist
by tucking the top in and fastening his belt on relatively high waisted
jeans.

In September 2009, Justin lost four stone in six months after claiming he looked large on television.

He told Now magazine: 'I had such a shock. I was putting my voice to some TV footage, then I looked at myself and realised I was the fattest I'd ever been.'

Justin confessed his weakness was for alcohol and takeaways, adding: 'Curry, beer and cider are all lethal because they're very fattening and go straight to your gut.'

Changing shapes: Comedian, seen here at The Prince's Trust Celebrate Success Awards earlier this month, appears to be transforming his frame into a more 'celebrity ideal'

Changing shapes: Comedian, seen here at The Prince's Trust Celebrate Success Awards earlier this month, appears to be transforming his frame into a more 'celebrity ideal'