​Joe Pasquale Explains Why And How He Decided To Get Into Shape

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​Joe Pasquale Explains Why And How He Decided To Get Into Shape

Comedian and actor Joe Pasquale has discussed how and why he got into shape, having appeared on Good Morning Britain today to talk about a new project.


Pasquale, 58, was speaking to presenters Richard Madeley and Ranvir Singh about his role in the new stage version of Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, which sees him step into the shoes of Frank Spencer.


As he chatted about the show, a topless picture showing off his trim physique flashed up on screen.

Singh asked him: "Have you got a six-pack?!"

Madeley chipped in: "What have you been doing? Have you been doing weights?"

Pasquale replied: "A little bit of weights, but I box a lot as well. I get beaten up a lot, but, you know, I'm there."


He explained he'd already toned up a little for his turn in ITV's The Full Monty-inspired show All New Monty: Who Bares Wins, after the filming of which his father sadly passed away.

However, Pasquale decided he wanted to take things even further after someone still called him 'portly'.

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

He said: "It was because of The Full Monty and also we had a review on one of the shows of Some Mothers, one of the viewers said I was a Portly Frank Spencer.


"Portly? I can't be portly."

Of his initial fitness drive before stripping off for the All New Monty, he added: "If I'm going on telly and I've got to get my kit off - everything stays on the internet now. I thought 'I don't want to be a fat bloke on the telly, and that was it'.

"And also it was completely naked as well, it wasn't just taking your top off.

"And you're standing next to Ashley Banjo with nothing on, you know."


The star has actually managed to lose two stone since his time on the All New Monty, which is something that hasn't gone unnoticed by fans after his appearance on Good Morning Britain.

One person tweeted: "Jesus H Christ anyone see the shape of Joe Pasquale on Good Morning Britain, fair play."

Another wrote: "Oh my word I'm drooling over Joe Pasquale. Who'd have thought it?"

A third added: "Good on him!"


Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity, Good Morning Britain

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