The young men fixated on fitness in their quest for perfection
I was missing out on a massive part of my social life
– Danny Dobson
Pop superstar Craig David has spoken candidly about taking his fitness obsession “too far”, telling an Australian TV show that having been an overweight child, he found himself wanting to reach “the opposite” by “training like crazy”.
News websites were quick to dig out photos of a chubby teenage Craig - and compare them with jaw-dropping snaps of his recent shredded physique.
So, after a summer spent watching Love Islanders with bodies honed to perfection, is there an ever-growing pressure on young men to look like fitness models? We were joined on the sofa by Danny Dobson, who admits he took his fitness obsession a step too far, alongside addiction expert Mandy Saligari.
Danny told us he became so obsessed with going to the gym, he stopped going out - and when he did would only allow himself to sip water instead of enjoying drinks with friends.
"I realised that I was isolated from everyone else because my social life was pretty bad," he told us.
Meanwhile, Rylan also admitted that he feels the pressure when it comes to his body, too.
"I’ll go on holiday with my family and not want to take my top off on the beach," he confessed.