British man detained at Thailand airport after losing weight



A British man lost so much weight at a year-long fitness camp in Thailand that he was detained at the airport by confused border guards who didn't think he was the same person.

Ross Connor, 33, lost a whopping eight stone after he enrolled at the Muay Thai kick boxing gym in Phuket, reports the Metro.

He was 21 stone upon arrival and 13 stone when he left.

But he looked so different to the official photographs taken upon his arrival in Thailand, he was detained for questioning.


He was only allowed to fly after showing off his incredible weight loss photographs documented on his iPad.

Ross, of Peterborough, Cambs, told the Mirror: "It was a worrying moment.

"I knew I'd lost a lot of weight, but I never expected they wouldn't let me on the plane."

The boxer worked out for four hours a day in the searing temperatures, and couldn't wait to get home to show off his new physique to his family and friends.

He added: "After all my hard work, I thought I wasn't going to get home to show my family the result of my year of training."

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