The Diet Is Right

Drew Carey wows television fans with his dramatic weight loss. What's his secret for success?

Drew Carey's weight loss made its television debut Monday on the season opener of The Price is Right. The comedian looks almost handsome without the extra 70 lbs. he once carried and his improved health made a positive difference in his on-stage demeanor.

Drew Carey

Hollywood let out a collective gasp when Carey, 52, showed off his svelte build at a July event. When asked at the time, Carey credited his weight loss to a strict no-carbohydrates diet and cardio workouts. "It sucks being fat, you know," Carey told People Magazine. "I'm not diabetic anymore, no medication needed."

His motivation for finally shedding the pounds? His fiancee's young son. "I'd love to be able to play with him without getting tired, enjoy my life and watch him grow," he told US Weekly.

Fans of The Price is Right will get to see Carey grow as a host during the game show's 39th season. Carey's received some criticism since taking over the show in 2007. Former host Bob Barker even insulted Carey and said he wasn't as entertaining as he was. "I try to make the show really exciting," the grouchy former host said. "He doesn't do that. He just plays the games."

Will Carey's weight loss help bring in more viewers to The Price is Right, or will it hurt the show?

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Comments on "Drew Carey's weight loss debuts on The Price is Right"

Elizabeth September 19, 2012 | 6:27 PM

I LIKE BOB BARKER AND DREW CAREY, THEY BOTH MAKE ME SMILE. DREW IS FUNNY AND ENTERTAINING. THE PIR WILL BE THE SAME IF NOT BETTER WITH DREW. PLEASE LEAVE DREW ALONE.

PHYL February 07, 2012 | 9:15 AM

YOU KNOW THAT'S WHAT WRONG WITH MANY IN SOCIETY, THEY THINK EVERYONE SHOULD BE ALIKE. BOB BARKER IS BOB BARKER AND DREW IS DREW. EACH ARE GREAT MEN! EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT THAT'S WHAT MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND!

Ruthie Brown March 22, 2011 | 5:58 PM

You look fantastic, you are a great inspiration for others. Stay Happy!

Ann Noyes October 29, 2010 | 2:55 PM

Good going Drew.........you are doing fantastic replacing Bob Barker wether you lost weight or not it was still a great change. I have watched the tv program for most of my life and heard Bob Barker time and time again insult people and he thought he was all it and a bag of chips. I always felt sorry for his wife Dorothy. He was nothing but a womanizer and had an ego bigger than the show itself. Keep up the good work.Many viewers think you are hilarious and have brought new life to the show. Don't take to heart anything critical Bob says..........he must be getting dementia by now anyway!!!!!!!!!1

mac October 20, 2010 | 10:01 AM

Drew, you leave and I leave. You brought fresh life to an old, old show. You are the man. I will try your way of losing weight.

Shirley October 20, 2010 | 7:54 AM

I love it!! Wish you could tell me how you lost all the weight. I love Bob too but not his comments. Drew you are doing a GREAT job with the Price is Right. Keep it up and good luck. Love ya!!

Tami October 18, 2010 | 10:17 AM

Drew you look great!!! I've been watching you for years. I love your humor and I love your heart. I wasn't suprised to learn that your weight loss motivation was your step son, that seems so "you" to do something wonderful for yourself, in order to benefit someone else. Have watched the show for years and years, but having you as a host makes it AWESOME! LOVE YOU, DREW, and God Bless You!

Jean October 14, 2010 | 8:46 AM

Drew looks healthier and younger. How about dumping the bow tie and dark glasses though? They don't go with the new, younger look.

Tammy October 14, 2010 | 8:15 AM

It's about time they replace Bob with someone with some values who will keep the hands off the women.

Arlene October 08, 2010 | 12:24 PM

Drew, Wow!!! You look amazing. I have loved watching you on television for many years now. And now...even more. You are TOTALLY awesome Drew. Also you are a great influence on those who want to get in shape.You show us that it really is a possiblity . Thanks Drew. You're great.

jo ann capehart October 06, 2010 | 8:54 PM

Drew, i love your show. enjoy watching people win prizes and their excitement. i personnaly want to thank you for saying to the people God Bless you on the show. More then anything i love that. Thank you, very much and God Bless You.

JANE MCCARTY-OWENS October 06, 2010 | 4:55 PM

DEAR DREW, MY HUSBAND AND I NEVER MISS A SHOW...WE LOOK SO FORWARD AS A RETIRED COUPLE GETTING UP IN THE MORNING AND GETTING ALL READY FOR THE SHOW......I WOULD LOVE TO BE A CONTESTANT ON THE SHOW ONE DAY....SURE LOTS OF LUCK???????? JANE...WELL YOU LOOK WONDERFUL AND YOU DO A GREAT JOB......NO ONE COULD BE MORE PERFECT.....WE LOVE YOU....LOVE JANE

Julie October 04, 2010 | 11:07 AM

Drew, you are smokin! You are a fantastic host of TPIR. Keep speaking up for our furry friends! Bob has got to be proud of you! Lots of Love! XXXXX

Dale September 28, 2010 | 11:59 AM

I have LOVED Drew for YEARS! He's handsome, charming, funny, with or without the extra pounds (and there's alot of us gals that love a BIG man ;o) Way to go Drew, you are smoking HOT!

wg stockton September 28, 2010 | 10:35 AM

DREW, YOU ARE THE GREATEST WITH AND WITHOUT THE WIEGHT. BARKER SHOULD BE PROUD. THE SHOW IS SOOOOOO MUCH BETTER WITH YOU AT HELM. JOB WELL DONE!

Marylu September 28, 2010 | 7:47 AM

I have loved Drew ever since he took over for Bob Barker! Drew looks so hot now...and what an awesome reason for doing it...his family. He's so real...flubs lines...laughs at himself..something Bob Barker never would do. Great job, Drew!

kate September 24, 2010 | 1:43 PM

good for him! He should know that there are no short cuts when you're trying to lose weight. it takes hard work and dedication! check out www.diet-myths to learn how to lose weight like drew!

Mary Jane September 24, 2010 | 8:16 AM

You look amazing and I hope you feel well. I could not believe how much different you look now and how much more energy you must have. I think you will have many females interested in you now!!!Best Wishes and good health to you. MJLamb

Kevin Graham September 23, 2010 | 10:57 AM

Imagine if you could see how you would look AFTER you lose the weight upfront - before you even start your diet. That's what Empower Me Photo does and it is amazing. Look at Drew - he looks fantastic. You can make that journey too!

muriel calibaba September 22, 2010 | 4:45 PM

I must say people say they can't lose weight and your a good example that it can be done,I'm so happy for you,you look so handsome.I tape your show everyday and Bob barker is an old crank,you are doing a real good job with price is right

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