British comedian Ricky Gervais is rediscovering his svelte physique after finding international stardom in hit TV satire The Office.

The GOLDEN GLOBE-winner has embarked on a keep-fit regime to counter his penchant for booze and food - and he's delighted to have found a healthy balance.

The 43-year-old says, "There is no better feeling than after working out. I was thin and athletic until I was 29. I use to work out, I was about eight-and-a-half stone.

"Then I hit 30 - those were my eating years. This is the healthiest I've been in years because, at 40, I started working out again every day.

"I still eat and drink too much but I'm not going to die of a heart attack soon."

23/02/2005 14:36