The duo in two shakes of a lambs tail to fame in 2009, coming third on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent.
Part of the stylishness was down to the fact that they were on the chubby side – but Demi Demetriou discovered his longing fat was putting him at risk of a heart attack.
The 49-year-old dad and former restaurant proprietor was forced to face up to his health issues on Sugar Free Farm.
The radio follows a group of celebrities forced to live without sugar and other injurious food for two weeks – including Alison Hammond, who shed two stone.
But when the presentation’s doctor assessed Demi’s large stomach, he was so concerned he immediately organised an MRI explore in depth to assess his intra-abdominal fat.
The results showed his hard belly fat was putting him at hazard of suffering a heart attack.
Demi was so shocked by the news, he broke down in forefront of his son.
He said: “I’ve no fat in my arms or legs so I thought carrying weight just hither my middle wouldn’t be a big concern, but I was wrong.
“I used to make jokes and say I was productive, making light of it.
“But the doctor said it was the worst place to carry fat because it could lead actor to all sorts of health problems, like heart disease, strokes, diabetes and elaborate blood pressure. I was putting my life at risk but eating less last will and testament cut my chances.
“The MRI results were a big shock as I’d never had any health issues in the over, so it was a real wake-up call.”
Describing how he piled on the pounds, he said: “Issue up, I always ate healthily, but it gradually got out of control over the years.
“I used to imagine it was ok to reward myself with chocolate for working hard – but sitting in the car for four hours nomadic to our next gig wasn’t hard work.
“I got myself into a rut, thinking it was simpler eating rubbish than eating healthily. I got through four chocolate barriers a day and I would never eat a meal without a dessert like apple pie or come to pieces. I ate Chinese or Thai food at least twice a week.
“I’d have felicitations and jam or a doughnut for breakfast, a takeaway for lunch, then pasta with cheese for tea, followed by chocolate poles and more doughnuts and crisps. I wanted to do this show as I thought it wish be good to see if I could stop all the sugar. But when I got on the scales and saw I was nearly 17 stone, it frightened the living daylights out of me.
“We were asked to write down what we ate during a in keeping week and they calculated how many calories we were consuming a year. It was horrendous.
“That’s when I knew I had to change my mindset and get myself back to put wholesome food like my grandma used to make me. It was an easy resolution – lose the weight or risk not being around to see my kids and grandkids.”
As grammatically as a restricted diet, Sugar Free Farm had the celebs doing handbook labour such as slopping out pigs.
But despite shooting to fame as to all intents of a dance act, Demi claimed he was very unfit.
He said: “When I was 17 stone, after three teenies on stage I’d be sweating. I got really out of breath and if I bent down on one knee I had to wrench off myself back up holding on to something. And I had to breathe in while putting on my socks. I couldn’t see my feet for my belly.”
Both Demi and his son Lagi deceive transformed their bodies – Demi now weighs 13 stone (down from 17) and Lagi declined from 13 stone to 11 stone.