Matt LeBlanc has spoken about a previous headline that made fun of his weight gain saying it "stung a little".

The 46-year-old actor was photographed topless while relaxing by a pool, and the images were published in the National Enquirer with the headline 'Beached Male'.

The star revealed that the Episodes storyline about his weight gain was based on his experience, telling The Sun: "The stuff we did last year [on Episodes] about me getting overweight - that all really happened.

"I was at a hotel, and I was overweight. I was lying on a chaise, and I thought it was all private. This guy was in the pool and he had a gym bag and a two-year-old son with him.

"He picks his son out of the water, sits him on the edge of the pool, opens his gym bag, takes out his camera and fires across the pool at me. It was on the front page of the National Enquirer the next day.

"The headline was 'Beached Male'. That stung a little."