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Boris Johnson Gives Up ‘Late-Night Cheese’ to Lose 14 Pounds

Boris Johsnon departs number 10 Downing Street in London on March 3.
Boris Johsnon departs number 10 Downing Street in London on March 3.Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has dropped 14 pounds in weight after giving up “late-night cheese” and chocolate in a new healthy eating regime, his press secretary said.

Allegra Stratton told reporters Thursday that the premier was taking his new diet “very seriously” because he believes being overweight last year contributed to him ending up in intensive care with coronavirus.