Gary Lineker copying diet of Coldplay’s Chris Martin to stay in shape for MOTD

Match of the Day host Gary Lineker revealed he’s on the same strict diet plan as Coldplay lead man Chris Martin.

Lineker, 62, remains in top shape despite retiring from professional football in 1994. England’s fourth all-time top goalscorer shot to fame for his goalscoring ability but his persona off the pitch has seen him anchor the BBC’s flagship football show since 1999.

Following a near 20-year professional career that saw him score 48 goals in 80 England caps and play for his boyhood club Leicester City as well as Everton, Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur before seeing out his playing days in Japan with Nagoya Grampus. Lineker replaced Des Lynham as the host of MOTD and currently pockets £1.35million-a-year in the role.

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And Lineker, now in his 24th year of hosting the show, still remains in brilliant shape. The much-loved presenter attributed his impressive physique to the OMAD (one meal a day) diet plan.

Lineker told The Times that he’s following in the Coldplay frontman’s diet plans, he said: “I care about the way I look. I’m a bit vain.” Lineker also added that he works out “three days a week with a personal trainer” who sets him up with “killer sessions” and he also does “an hour Pilates.”

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But despite his OMAD diet, the MOTD host admitted he still indulges in a drink, he added: “I like wine, I like whisky. I never get hangovers. That’s one of the luckiest things. I’ll get tired the next day if I had a big one, but I don’t get bad headaches or anything. I’ve never had one.”

Coldplay’s Martin embarked on the OMAD diet after seeing Bruce Springsteen’s physique, with him and Hollywood star Liz Hurley also lauding the diet. Eating the OMAD diet has been claimed to give food more time to digest which lowers inflammation, reducing the risk of depression, heart problems, cancer and autoimmune diseases.

But other studies have found that it can hamper fighting infections, increase the risk of heart disease and shortens dieters’ lifespan, because it’s claimed that eating all your day’s food in one sitting can damage cells.

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