John McCririck says he has 'no purpose in life' amid shocking weight loss


The horse racing pundit worried viewers when he appeared on Big Brother’s Bit On The Side on Thursday night.

Many Channel 5 fans said that , 78, looked “gaunt” and “poorly”.

The former Celebrity Big Brother star has since explained his dramatic change in appearance is down to intentional three stone weight loss and a severe bout of flu.

However, he has also made some worrying comments.

“The main trouble is I’ve got no purpose in life”

John McCririck

John has claimed he feels like he is without a purpose after his departure from Channel 4 six years ago.

Speaking to The Mirror, he said: “The main trouble is I’ve got no purpose in life.

“I worked for well over 50 years and never missed a day.

John McCririck Big Brother C5

STUNNED: Fans were floored by John McCririck’s appearance when he appeared on Bit On the Side (Pic: C5)

John McCririck before GETTY IMAGES

WEIGHT LOSS: The racing pundit has lost three stone but has also suffered from flu (Pic: GETTY IMAGES)

“I’m not working now and that’s the depressing thing.”

The star said he hasn’t lost his passion to work, but said no one wants to employ him.

He also claims he feels like a “dinosaur” when he visits a race course.

John McCririck Big Brother C5

WORRYING: John said he feels he has ‘no purpose in life’ (Pic: C5)


NO WORK: The star said no one will hire him (Pic: GETTY IMAGES)

Viewers of BBOTS took to Twitter to voice their concern for the pundit after his appearance on the show.

One exclaimed: “Can’t get over how much weight John McCririck’s lost! Has he been ill?”

Another added: “Hope John McCririck is really on the mend. Doesn’t look well at all.”

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