Top Boy’s Ashley Walters pokes fun at his former ‘dad belly’ as he and Noel Clarke discuss their impressive body transformations after training for new Bulletproof series
He recently shocked fans when unveiled his incredible six-month body transformation on social media.
And Ashley Walters has shed light on his fitness journey as he discussed about his new series, Bulletproof, with co-star Noel Clarke on Wednesday’s edition of Lorraine.
The Top Boy star, 37, poked fun at his former ‘dad bod’ while screenwriter Noel, 44, touched on shedding a whopping 14KG in only four months ahead of the second season of their drama show – inspired by Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s hit Bad Boys films.
Impressive: Ashley Walters (L) and Noel Clarke (R) shed light on their body transformations ahead of the second series of Bulletproof on Wednesday’s edition of Lorraine
The actor previously admitted he ‘let himself go’ when he piled on the pounds during a break from his filming Bulletproof.
Screen star Ashley – who has been teetotal for seven months – insisted he now ‘loves’ going to the gym as he credited his routine to becoming a ‘calmer person’.
As he joked about his previous appearance, Kidulthood director Noel highlighted that his close pal had a toned upper body before embarking on a lifestyle overhaul, adding: ‘His before was my after!
‘I’m a bit ashamed of where I was but I’ve posted the picture to show you the results and show you that you can do it too.’
‘We bring our friendship to the show’: The Top Boy star, 37, and the screenwriter, 44, teased details about their Sky One drama – inspired by Bad Boys
Before and after: The actor and rapper poked fun at his former ‘dad bod’ (L last year, R in January)
‘We do as much as we can’: The producer revealed losing 14% in body fat after spending 21 weeks training at Ultimate Performance Kensington has helped him take on his own stunts
Lifestyle overhaul: The screen star has been teetotal for seven months
Boasting an impressive physique of his own, The Anomaly producer revealed losing 14% in body fat after spending 21 weeks training at Ultimate Performance Kensington has helped him take on his own stunts in the Sky One programme.
He explained: ‘The stuntmen will get very annoyed at me acting like we do all our stunts, but due to insurance reasons, we do as much as we can do.’
The award-winning thespians went on to tease details about Bulletproof, which sees Aaron Bishop (Noel) and Ronnie Pike (Ashley) join forces as detectives for the National Crime Agency in London as they tackle organised crime.
On the creativity process, Mute actor Noel explained: ‘Bad Boys was an inspiration for us, we took a lot from the banter from them, and we wanted our action levels to be just as good or better.
‘We’ll include jokes from lunchtime into the show’: The Doctor Who actor said he’s injected their authentic relationship into the show
TV stint: Aaron Bishop (Noel) and Ronnie Pike (Ashley) join forces as detectives for the National Crime Agency in London as they tackle organised crime
‘We took a lot from the banter from them’: Bad Boys’ Martin Lawrence and Will Smith pictured in the 2003 sequel
Winding down: Despite taking on hardmen roles, the pair surprisingly revealed they enjoy pampering sessions during their time away from work (pictured in January)
‘America is very good at mixing comedy with drama, so it was something that we wanted to come across.’
Ashley added: ‘I think we both of the view that if people still want the show, then we will continue to make it.’
On injecting their authentic relationship into the show, the Doctor Who star said: ‘We definitely bring a lot of our real life friendship into the show.
‘More to follow’: Elsewhere in the interview, former So Solid Crew member Ashley revealed he’s set to ‘branch out’ and release new solo music later this year (pictured in 2006)
Busy bee: Ashley is set to return as Dushane in hit Netflix show Top Boy in 2021 (pictured)
‘Sometimes we’ll make jokes at lunch and we’ll include it on the show. It takes an hour to film a 5-min scene as we’re always laughing.’
Despite taking on hardmen roles, the pair surprisingly revealed they enjoy pampering sessions during their time away from work, with Noel insisting ‘Mr gangster Top Boy’ Ashley was the one who encouraged him to take pedicures.
Elsewhere in the interview, former So Solid Crew member Ashley – who is set to return as Dushane in hit Netflix show Top Boy in 2021 – revealed he’ll ‘branch out’ and release new solo music later this year.
Effortlessly cool: The pals posed for snaps following their interview