Bolton comic Paddy McGuinness says he's 'feeling stronger' after gaining three stone in weight. 

The Top Gear presenter, 46, shared a before and after post on Instagram, saying he 'felt fit but looked ill' when he weighed in at 12 stone a year ago. 

Addressing his 1.4million followers, Paddy wrote: "Look at the difference! 
"I definitely feel better with a bit of weight on me. There’s 12 months between these pics. 

"I stripped right back to 12 stone, felt fit but looked ill. 

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Look at the difference! I definitely feel better with a bit of weight on me. There’s 12 months between these pics. I stripped right back to 12 stone, felt fit but looked ill. I’m now 15 stone and feeling stronger, having said that none of my suits fit me anymore!!! #thursday #weightloss #weightgain #beforeandafter #thin #curvy

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"I’m now 15 stone and feeling stronger, having said that none of my suits fit me anymore!!! #thursday #weightloss #weightgain #beforeandafter #thin #curvy."

Comedian Keith Lemon commented on the picture to say: "Man alive! Better now Paddy!"

His wife Christine also commented, writing: "Better now," with eye-heart emojis. 

Earlier this month Paddy announced Take Me Out was being cancelled after 10 years. 

The TV presenter, who coined the catchphrase "no likey, no lighty," on the show, has hosted the Saturday night ITV dating programme since it debuted in January 2010.