Lewis Capaldi has revealed he has gained a stone in weight since lockdown began more than three months ago, leaving him living a lethargic life at home.
The 23-year-old chart-topping star said he has witnessed his body go through a transformation in recent weeks after the world shut down to combat the global COVID-19 outbreak.
However, the Scottish singer made light of his changing figure as he discussed what he has been up to during past weeks.
He said on US radio: “I’ve put on 14lb, I’ve put on love handles. It’s fine. It’s a pandemic, baby.”
Explaining his weight gain, he joked: “Like every-one else, I’ve been at home with idle hands.”
Last month, Lewis revealed he had splashed out on an expensive Peloton spin class bicycle – which cost £1895, plus a £39 per month subscription for unlimited video classes.
He told The Mirror: “I’ve just bought a Peloton, the thing you do spin classes on.
“When I finish my quarantine exercising and we’re back into the world, I’m going to walk around with my top off all the time drenched in baby oil.
“My abs are going to be glistening.”
While Lewis’ plan seems to be taking a little longer to take off than expected, gaining weight has not been the only change for the star during lockdown.
Back in May, he revealed he had embarked on a romance during the pandemic.
Chatting to Capital on a Zoom call, Lewis was asked whether he prefers being tied down or living the single life.
He replied: ”Well, I’m in a relationship, so if I said the other one, my girlfriend would kill me.”
Keeping coy about the identity of his girlfriend, he continued; “I’ve never told anybody that I’m in a relationship, so there you go…She’s got red hair, she’s got quite a posh voice. And that’s that, that’s all your getting.”
While earlier this month, Lewis’ secret girlfriend was revealed as a student called Catherine Halliday – who he has already penned a song about.