Reality show Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) host Declan Donnelly is considering going vegan after observing the positive impact a plant-based diet has had on BGT judge Simon Cowell. Earlier this year, Cowell began transitioning to a plant-based diet after discovering that he was allergic to a variety of foods and has since lost more than 20 pounds. “Simon’s looking good,” Donnelly said in an interview with the Daily Star. “He’s gone all vegan … vegan shepherd’s pie, vegan sausages, what’s that about? Is that the secret? I’ll have to look into that.” To assist with Donnelly’s transition, animal-rights organization Humane Society International (HSI) UK has offered the television personality a free vegan cooking masterclass through its Food Forward program. “Choosing to eat vegan is positive for your health, for animals, and the planet and Declan is right to be impressed by the results,” Harriet Barclay, Media and Campaigns Manager at HSI UK, said. “A balanced vegan diet can help reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity, and of course, it spares animals from suffering on factory farms, as well as cutting your carbon footprint with more eco-friendly food choices. With the recent boom in vegan products on offer, it has never been easier to make the switch, and we would be happy to help Dec take the first steps towards adopting an animal-friendly diet.”
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