Russell Tovey Instagrams Shirtless Workout Shot, And It’s Definitely Working Out For Him

Russell Tovey has been quoted saying:

I’ve got ratty curly hair. I’ve got sticky-out ears. I‘ve got a little troll nose. I’m like a little pale street urchin. I’m lucky that I’ve sort of aged well into my face. I don’t think people are repelled by me. But one never sees how other people see you in a mirror at all — ever.

And then he goes and Insta’s a picture like this:

And he expects us to believe him.

Nice try.

The Looking star stole many of our hearts last season, and now that he’s joining on as a main character for season two, we’re sure to be pining for the English actor for quite some time.

If you want a second dose of Tovey, these selfies he took with his French bulldog will certainly hit the spot.


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  • bnard620

    I’ve loved him ever since Being Human and he just keeps getting better

  • NG22

    Yeah, he’s totally has that adorable/sexy thing going for him. I disagree with his insecurity, but I also find it endearing.

  • ingyaom

    If Tovey’s on the left, I’d like to know who his pal is.

  • Daveliam

    Russell Tovey is incredibly sexy. I’ve also been a fan since Being Human. The fact that he is so self-conscious too is even better. I am really hoping that he shows a bit more skin. We’ve seen his round ass. Now I need him to turn around and show us the rest.

  • Cam

    I used to think he was adorkable when he was kind of goofy looking on Being Human.

    Now he just looks like every other guy at the gym.

  • Plugz

    I realize why I find him oddly hot, he looks a lot like Tim Kruger! Ugggh….

  • samwise343

    @Cam: So once a man becomes more fit he loses your respect?

  • hotshot70

    I always thought he was hot. I like the geeky guys! They seem so mild mannered until the shirt comes off!

  • Billy Budd

    Very hot. He doesn’t even have to ask me. I would propose him myself.

  • mz.sam

    So???….But most of all, Tovey is adorably HOT…HOT…HOT!!!

  • Cam

    @samwise343: said… “So once a man becomes more fit he loses your respect?”

    Where did I mention “Respect”? I simply said that he used to be adorable, now just looks like every other guy at the gym. He used to have something a bit unique about him, like somebody working at a software company would look. Now just looks like, as I said, another guy at the gym.

  • samwise343

    @Cam: Honestly, cam, you make no sense.

  • Cam


    No, what actually happened is that you tried to put words in my mouth, I called you out on it, and now you are trying to dodge that.

    So it makes no sense that I said he looks like a typical guy at the gym? If that sentence makes no sense to you, then you must have had a lot of difficulty in your Middle School English classes because it’s pretty clear.

  • samwise343

    @Cam: @Cam: What’s really going on is that you are being your usual critical self. How you can find happiness in this world is beyond me?

  • Billy Budd

    The guy is cute, that is a fact. The guy is fit, that is a fact. All other considerations are futile and useless.

  • sportyguy1983

    He is really cute but I always have to shake my head with people’s obsession to post shirtless pics of themselves. It screams of “look at me and validate me”.

  • Cam

    @samwise343: said… “@Cam: What’s really going on is that you are being your usual critical self. How you can find happiness in this world is beyond me?”

    No, actually what is going on is that you apparently become offended if people don’t specifically agree with you about what you find attractive or unattractive, and when somebody doesn’t exactly agree with you you apparently become upset by this.

  • tdx3fan

    I really don’t care about body at all. Its looks that matter, and by looks I mean face, and this dude just doesn’t do it for me. He needs serious plastic surgery. I am glad that he realizes that at least.

  • Cam


    Actually before he dieted down he was very cute (My opinion) in a dorky, adorable way.

  • denvermtnbiker

    I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but his pal’s better looking, as are a lot of guys…

  • NateB79

    This from the guy that claimed to not believe he’s a sex symbol. Oh he knows how attractive he is.

  • Niall

    @samwise343: You’re actually twisting his words in this case and being an arse about it. I don’t necessarily agree with Cam, but I get what he’s saying. He’e saying that Russell Tovey was more attractive to him when he just had a average guy body(just fit, but not overly muscled) than now when he has the typical gym pumped physique that almost every gay guy has. It’s not that hard to understand.

    Anyways, love me some Russell Tovey, he’s like my perfect boyfriend.

  • bnard620

    @Cam: the sad thing about that is that for TV in the US you kinda have to look a certain way. I don’t agree with it but when you look at most of the characters or actors and actresses on TV almost everyone looks physically fit which is what hes doing. He wants to break into the US market, its what Benedict Cumberbatch did when he did the star trek movie

  • Cam


    Oh, I totally get why he did it, and definitely do not begrudge him a career over here. He just looks a lot more hard now. Before he looked like the shy guy at the coffee shop that keeps glancing over who didn’t know how cute his big ears were and is surprised that you think he’s cute. But I really hope he is successful over here, the U.S. could sure as hell use more out actors!

  • samwise343

    @Niall: Yeah, I love Russell too. I’m glad that he’s looking very hot these. Now he doesn’t have to settle for someone like Cam.

  • SteveCampsOut

    He had me at his first naked Werewolf transformation and his screaming like a girl! Instant Love!

  • Cam

    @samwise343: said…….”@Niall: Yeah, I love Russell too. I’m glad that he’s looking very hot these. Now he doesn’t have to settle for someone like Cam.”

    See, now there you just proved this has nothing to do with any post, but that you were just looking for a reason to come after me. Awwwww, is somebody upset because I disagreed with them on another post? Way not to seem creepy there pal. Oh and let me remind you what Niall, the guy you’re trying to agree with up there wrote about you…

    Niall said about you….”@samwise343: You’re actually twisting his words in this case and being an arse about it.”

    Just thought I’d remind you that your weird little obsession is apparently noticeable to others too. Now stop obsessing and go enjoy your weekend.

  • NotRichard

    Nonsense! We’ve loved him since Captain Jack picked him up in a sleazy spaceport bar on Doctor Who! Allon-SY!

  • vive

    I’m more concerned about his missing package. Where is it?! :)

  • sportyguy1983

    Oh please, while I think he is cute, the vast majority of gay guys commenting on here and other websites would never give him a second look if he wasn’t an actor and somewhat well known/famous. move him out of the acting limelight and he would be just another member of the crowd in a bar

  • brianmovie

    Russell is so cute, I can’t stand it.

  • samwise343

    @Cam: I wouldn’t call it an obsession, just an observation that I find some of the things you say annoying. But you want obsession? Check out your back and forth with BJ McFriskey.

  • Juanjo

    I first saw Tovy in The History Boys way back when he was doing that and he was adorable there as the slightly “thick” jock of the group who nonetheless gets into the college of his choice. I have since watched as he portrayed Titanic midshipman Alonso Frame in the Doctor Who stories Voyage of the Damned, and later, in The End of Time where the Doctor connects a despondent Captain Jack with midshipman Alonso Frame in a spaceport dive bar. It is obvious they are about to have the hook up of the millennia. I seem to recall him also playing the lover of a gay organized crime figure in another British program but I have forgotten which.

    The point of all this is that he is a good actor and a handsome man not in the sense of the classically model handsome man but rather being the entire package – talent, wit, good looks and intelligence.

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