If you were looking for an ambassador for healthy living, you might not make a beeline for Randy Jackson.

Sure – the American Idol judge shed 150 pounds in 2003.

But, honestly, how many of us have seen him sitting behind that famous desk and longed to know the secret of his svelte figure?

Well, we’re going to find out anyway, when the Dawg himself publishes his own diet book, The No-Nonsense Guide to Getting Fit, Eating Better, and Living Longer, this November.

Randy, 51, who announced this year that he has Type II diabetes, says he has tried every diet under the Sun, and he swears that his new approach holds the key to the "new you".

It’s an unlikely project for a man who has, well, yet to reach the pinnacle of physical fitness – even more so when you consider that he dropped all those pounds after having a gastric bypass operation!

Still, celebrity diet books can be major money-spinners. Let’s just hope Ruben Studdard doesn’t get any ideas!

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