Adam Richman, British Cosmopolitan

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Now that takes balls!

Man v. Food host Adam Richman is showing off his hot body after losing a massive amount of weight.

The 40-year-old TV star, who dropped a whopping 70 pounds last year after changing his diet, took it all off and posed naked for the July issue of British Cosmopolitan to raise awareness of male cancer for Cancer Research U.K. In the photo, Richman flashes a giant smile while lying on his back nude with only a strategically placed team USA soccer ball covering his private parts.

Richman told the mag, "To go from hating the way I looked to being a Cosmo centerfold is a profound honor."

Adam Richman

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"If you're a guy who's always been the fun-to-be-around teddy bear, then all of a sudden people are viewing you as sexy, it's nice," he explained. "It's great not having to be the plucky best friend, or the comic relief anymore—I love that. Who wouldn't rather hear, 'Wow, you look great,' than, 'Ewww…'?"

And the soccer ball theme of Richman's nude shoot isn't a coincidence. He actually played lots of soccer to help lose weight.

"To combat the monotony of gym workouts, I started playing soccer," he told Men's Health. "I looked at workouts as training sessions. My soccer training includes squats, pushups, resistance-band work, and sprints. Ninety minutes of running became part of my love of the game rather than a chore.

Looking good, Adam!

The July issue of British Cosmopolitan is on newsstands now.

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