Adrian Lewis had his photo taken before the PDC Summer Series by photographer Lawrence Lustig with many pointing out, the weight loss over the past four months of the Stoke-on-Trent ace.
Lewis spoke in an interview with DartsNews and revealed that he has been working hard over the past few months to lose weight.
"I have been exercising six days a week for 14 weeks," revealed the two-time World Champion.
He knows thought that despite that he will need time to regain the balance of his throw due to the weight loss but knows it's for the best. "Obviously I found it difficult to adjust but in the long run it will definitely benefit my game."
The PDC Summer Series was not great for Lewis. He earned £1,000 over the first four days before opting out for family reasons on the final day. Looking back on the event, Lewis put it down to the bubble environment but believes it will be good in the long run ahead of the World Matchplay.
"It was a different experience as I'm one of them players who doesn't like change but it's put me in good stead for the World Matchplay as I know what to expect."
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On Monday, Lewis will take on fan favourite Steve Beaton in his first round at the World Matchplay but looking at head to head record; he has won the last six meetings with the former Lakeside champion.
"I'm really looking forward to playing Steve. Both of our paces suit each others game," he continued.
He also spoke of his respect for Beaton who will make his 20th consecutive World Matchplay appearance: "I respect Steve as a person and a dart player. He is a credit to the sport."