'Dancing with the Stars': John Schneider reveals 22 lb weight loss and difficult eating schedule

'Dukes of Hazzard' star John Schneider recently revealed he lost 22 pounds while competing on 'Dancing with the Stars,' and hasn't felt this fit in 30 years


                            'Dancing with the Stars': John Schneider reveals 22 lb weight loss and difficult eating schedule

'Dukes of Hazzard' star John Schneider revealed he lost 22 pounds while competing on 'Dancing with the Stars,' and is having a difficult time managing his eating schedule.

The actor, in a recent interview with Fox News, said he's slimmer than he has been in years, thanks to his grueling dance rehearsals with partner Emma Slater. On Monday night, the actor survived the elimination round while singer Tinashe had to go home.

John Schneider attends Dancing With The Stars Season 27 Cast Reveal Red Carpet At Planet Hollywood Times Square at Planet Hollywood Times Square on September 12, 2018 in New York City.
John Schneider attends Dancing With The Stars Season 27 Cast Reveal Red Carpet At Planet Hollywood Times Square at Planet Hollywood Times Square on September 12, 2018 in New York City.

"I just put on a pair of [size] 34 jeans and they're loose and that hasn't happened in, gosh, I don't know how long, 30 years?" the 58-year-old actor told the news network.

"Most of the day, I feel like a kid but when I first wake up and just before I go to bed I feel like I'm about 1,000 years old," he said, adding that the ABC reality show is "tougher than you can possibly imagine."

Schneider, who is best known for playing Bo Duke on 'Hazzard' and now appears on the OWN network drama, 'The Haves and the Have Nots,' said he's finding it hard to manage eating schedule because of hours of dance practice.

"I'm a big beef eater but I'm also a salad eater. I'm trying to eat carbohydrates but that's tough for me," Schneider, who is also the oldest competitor on Season 27 of the dance show, shared. 

He sighed; "I'm trying to eat well [but] there's just no time. I don't want to eat before [dance rehearsals]. If I eat before we're dancing, that's uncomfortable, and by the time we're done, it's 10 o'clock at night and that's not really a time to eat. So it's hard to schedule that."

The actor also expressed that before he became the ultimate heartthrob, he was a chubby kid.

"I weighed nearly 250 pounds at [age] 16 so even though I know I've lost 22 pounds, something inside me won't let me eat a stack of pancakes, but I'd really like to," he said.

"That's probably what I should be eating in the morning -- but I've had omelets [instead]."

On Monday night's episode of 'Dancing With The Stars'  he performed an Argentine tango with pro dancer Slater and their trios' night partner, NSYNC singer Joey Fatone.