Colin 'Jaws' Lloyd has hailed his personal trainer for leading him on a seven stone weight-loss journey after growing concerned over his eating and drinking habits post-retirement.
Lloyd, who was ranked as the PDC World Number One in both 2005 and 2006, won both the World Grand Prix and World Matchplay with a larger figure than he would have liked.
The 48-year-old, who had memorable clashes against Phil Taylor and Wayne Mardle among others, believes he could have won more had he gone on a health kick during his playing days.
He told the Gazette: "I was mentally strong but physically if I was able to play more I would have been winning more. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. It's too late now."
Lloyd called time on his career in 2015 and again in 2018, and had now admitted that he struggled to eat and drink healthily during and after his career.
Adding: "It was absolutely killing me, I was just eating and drinking and I thought: 'This ain't right'."
Lloyd credits the Tone to the Bone instructor Coralie Mariaux for his transformation, having lost seven stone to drop down to an impressive 13st 7lbs.
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Despite being diagnosed with diabetes during his time in professional darts, Lloyd admitted to enjoying a drink to settle the nerves, but did try his best to exercise.
He told Global Darts in 2011: "I never was anything near an athlete but I love walking and my girlfriend always is after it. Where we live there are a lot of small ponds and we can take beautiful walks. I love it outside."
One moment of his career that Lloyd won't be keen to look back on made our list of seven times the times PDC World Championship got fiery.
The Essex local punched the dartboard with some force after a poor visit – but regrouped to win the match.
"It was a moment of madness and stupidity," Lloyd said following the incident.
"I've had one or two sniffy emails from people saying I shouldn't be setting a bad example to kids like that. But I've had a lot more from people who where actually there saying it livened things up.
"Whichever way you look at it, I can't gloss over it – you can't expect to lamp the dartboard on live television and get away with it."
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