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Ray Foley shed the pounds after seeing himself the ‘size of a heifer on TV3’

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Ray Foley has admitted that he decided to lose weight after seeing himself “the size of a heifer sitting on a couch on TV3”.

The broadcaster revealed that after putting on some weight, he watched himself on The Seven O’Clock Show last year – and decided that he needed to make a change.

“There’s nothing more sobering that seeing yourself the size of a heifer sitting on a couch on TV3.

“When I saw that I decided to sort myself out,” he told Independent.ie.

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The 35-year-old, who is about to make the move to Cork’s Red FM, also admitted that he was unrecognisable with the extra weight on.

“It’s only since I’ve started losing weight again that people refer to Take Me Out again. When I was fat I was unrecognisable, which was fine.

“I got fat because I didn’t care really. For breakfast I was having danishes and massive lattes. I was drinking like a fish, eating all the wrong dinners and eating late at night.”

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The Mayo native is now fitter than ever, and is set to join thousands of people taking part in Dublin’s Rock’n’ Roll 10km run.

“My wife thinks I’m going to get addicted to it and I’m going to become one of those people who are out running all the time. I’m not one of those people.

“I’ve nearly lost three stone since I made the effort to start losing it. I am pretty happy. I don’t really see it, but my wife says it’s looking better.

“When I do notice it is when I’m shopping for clothes. Smaller sizes are easier to get into, so that’s a good thing,” he added.