Go Compare star wows fans with dramatic transformation

The singer unveiled his new look on Instagram

YORK, ENGLAND - AUGUST 21: Tenor Wynne Evans performs during the Castle Howard Proms event on August 21, 2021 in York, England. Held in the gardens of the famous stately home and forming part of the Castle Howard Live Music Weekend 2021, the outdoor picnic concert celebrates the best of British with a rousing medley of traditional orchestral anthems, popular classics and songs from musicals, played by the London Gala Orchestra. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
Wynne Evans is known for the Go Compare ads. (Getty Images)

Go Compare star Wynne Evans has stunned fans by revealing his dramatic transformation on Instagram.

The opera singer — who has been starring as Gio Compario in the TV adverts for more than a decade — is thought to have shed 5.5 stone in weight.

Talking to The Mirror, Evans said his weight peaked at 23.6 stone, but began a health kick in September 2022.

"You can only do it when you're ready to do it, when you know you can get through it," said Evans.

"Life is about putting in the work yourself. You put in some work on your mental health or your physical health, and then you get a bit of luck - that luck could be an opportunity, like it was with me getting the Go.Compare job, or it could be the spark that makes you lose weight or get healthier."

He recently opened up about how his marriage "fell apart" and he fell into "the worst depression", and found food to be a source of comfort. He credits cycling, running, and a calorie-counting diet for his weight loss.

He has now showed off the results in a string of snaps on his Instagram account and fans can't get over how different he looks.

Read more: Sue Barker tries to kill Go Compare singer in bizarre new ad

Plenty flocked to the comments section to express their amazement, telling Evans he looked "fabulous" and praising him for doing so well.

"Your dieting and weight loss is incredible," said one of his fans.

"Hope you're feeling better for it."

"Looking very trim dude," said another person. "Well done for sticking to it."

"Wow Wynne looking fantastic with your weight loss, well done," somebody else posted.

"Looking very sexy there Wynne," said another, while one fan said that the TV star was looking "very hot".

One fan remarked that the tenor was looking very "slimline" in his latest pictures.

"Takes determination and will power to stick to a diet," noted another.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 03: Wynne Evans attends the Arqiva Commercial Radion Awards at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel on July 3, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage)
The star is looking different these days. (WireImage)

Evans is best known for Go Compare and has previously said that the adverts had changed his life.

Speaking to The Sunday Times last year, he said: "My career has been built on those ads.

Read more: Viewers says it's 'the end of an era' as ITV is to close CITV

"At first, there was a bit of a backlash - it was an ad that people loved to hate - and I found that a bit upsetting. But crucially, the ads got the company noticed and it's never really looked back."

Watch: Eurovision 2023: Mae Muller announced as UK's act for contest in Liverpool