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Former Wales rugby star releases fitness DVD

Gareth 'Alfie' Thomas launches his first fitness DVD in Bridgend today Photo: ITV News Wales

Former Wales and British Lions rugby star Gareth 'Alfie' Thomas is launching his first fitness DVD today.

The dual code international who retired from the game in October last year has enlisted the help of some of his high profile celebrity friends to appear in the fitness DVD - Gareth Thomas The Real Celebrity Fitness DVD.

Hollywood star Mickey Rourke also makes a guest appearance in the fitness DVD Credit: ITV News Wales

After retiring from the game Alfie, as he is known, has spent time in Hollywood and has developed a close friendship with Hollywood star Mickey Rourke.

At the beginning of the year Thomas was a contestant on Channel 5's Celebrity Big Brother.

Some of his fellow housemates including 'The Only Way IS Essex' star Kirk Norcross and glamour model Nicola McLean also feature in the fitness DVD.

Part of the proceeds raised will go to The Gareth Thomas Foundation for Music and Sport which aims to provide young people with access to music and sport.

The DVD offers a 7 day fitness workout to suit all ages and all levels.

Gareth is joined in the DVD by some of his Celebrity Big Brother housemates Credit: AW Communications

Thomas made his rugby union Test debut against Japan in 1995 and went on to captain Wales to their first Grand Slam in 27 years in 2005.