He currently plays in SAS Australia on Channel Seven.
And compared to a few years ago, Merrick Watts looks unrecognizable after dropping two sizes of pants before appearing on the show in military style.
The 46-year-old radio funnyman is said to have lost 12.5 kg in 2016 – and he managed to reduce his weight.
“I feel really healthy”: Merrick Watts’ fit physique at SAS Australia (right) is far from the fuller figure he wore in 2008 (left).
“I feel very healthy, I feel very good and I am pretty happy with the results,” he said at the time to Channel Seven’s The Daily Edition.
Before Merrick completed the 12 Week Men’s Health Challenge, he weighed in at about 100 pounds.
“I thought I should see what the best shot of Merrick Watts looked like,” he told Yahoo! Lifestyle in 2016.
“I’ve never seen my abs and it’s a bit like Santa Claus … I think they exist, but I haven’t seen them.”
Before: Before the 12-week men’s health challenge, Merrick (picture 2014 in Sydney) was over 100 kg on the scales
“I thought I should see what the best shot of Merrick Watts looked like,” Merrick (pictured in Sydney in 2012) told Yahoo! Lifestyle in 2016
The father of two has since kept his healthy routine and body healthy and even revealed the grueling efforts he made to prepare for SAS Australia.
“With suggestions from my colleagues who are former SAS and command operators, they told me not to worry about going to the gym,” he told news.com.au.
They told me to do weight training and punish perseverance. They told me to be comfortable feeling uncomfortable. ‚
“I’ve never seen my abs”: The father of two (pictured on the red carpet at the 2005 Australian Idol Final) has since maintained his healthy routine and body, and even revealed the grueling lengths he undertook in preparation for the Appearance at SAS Australia
Merrick, who suffers from Raynaud’s disease, added that he ran Sydney’s Bay Run with a 40kg backpack on his back for six hours prior to the show and “covered 19 miles and that was non-stop from 3am.”
In the end, I literally lost toenails. I broke my feet, I was in absolute agony. But I just kept going until I hit my six-hour goal, ”he told the publication.
Merrick plays for SAS Australia alongside celebrities like Bachelorette Ali Oetjen, model Erin McNaught, Shane Warne’s son Jackson Warne, PR queen Roxy Jacenko, AFLW star Sabrina Frederick and Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins.
After: Merrick (pictured) plays alongside celebrities like Bachelorette Ali Oetjen, model Erin McNaught, Shane Warne’s son Jackson Warne, PR Queen Roxy Jacenko, AFLW star Sabrina Frederick and Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins at SAS Australia
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