DARTS legend Andy "The Pie Man" Smith is unrecognisable after his dramatic weight loss transformation.
The three time World Grand Prix quarter-finalist won six PDC Pro Tour Titles after joining the circuit in 2004.
Now 56, he has not returned to the tour since losing his PDC Card in December 2016.
His stocky frame and out-there personality helped make him a fan favourite and he was known for walking out to Weird Al Yankovic's "Eat It" when making his way to the oche.
But new pictures show the "Pie Man" looking far trimmer than his throwing days – with Smith looking almost unrecognisable.
Smith's supporters took to Twitter to express their disbelief at the dramatic transformation.
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Former PDC Pro Matthew Edgar tweeted: “Got to be one of the most amazing transformations I’ve ever seen. Andy ‘Pie Man’ Smith may need a new nickname if he returns to darts.”
Another fan tweeted that it was time for a name change and suggest "Andy 'Salad Man' Smith"
A third likened Smith's new look to Ross Kemp and tweeted a gif of the former Eastenders actor.
A fourth added a generous message of support, saying: "He has done fantastic to lose the weight and looking a lot better now"
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A fifth wrote: "Good for him, he looks great."
Among Smith’s highlights were three UK Open last-16 spots, and entering the 2005 event as the top seed – though he was beaten by Roland Scholten in the fifth round.
He explained in 2020 how arm injuries had blocked his path back to darts, saying he had ripped a bicep tendon three years earlier while playing on the Tour.
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