NUDE PHOTO Emmerdale's Kurtis Stacey strips off for charity
But now the Emmerdale star - who plays Alex Moss in the soap - has stepped out of his comfort zone and posed naked for charity.
Nonetheless, Kurtis has maintained his tough boy image in the snap, which sees him covering his modesty with a hay bale.
He displays a rather impressive set of abs and couldn't look more confident to be in his birthday suit.
But behind the scenes it was a different story.
He said: "I felt so nervous before this shoot. I’d never get my kit off for the sake of it - I did this for testicular-cancer charity Everyman."
Kurtis posed for the November issue of Cosmopolitan to raise awareness and funds for the Everyman Appeal, which is led by The Institute Of Cancer Research for men diagnosed with prostate and testicular cancers.
He continued: "It’s so important that men check themselves for lumps as much as women should check their breasts."
The actor went on to admit that it takes effort to get a body like this.
He added: "I trained at my local gym with a pro body builder to prepare. I hadn’t had a McDonald’s for ages but, as soon as I committed to this, I wanted a Big Mac!"
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Photographer: Nicky Johnston
Picture and quotes courtesy of Cosmopolitan magazine