Ashley, who stars as Darren Osborne in the C4 soap, got his kit off a few years ago to raise awareness of male cancer, posing for Cosmopolitan's centrefold which supports Cancer Research UK.
The jaw-dropping shot shows Ashley fresh from the shower, dripping wet and covering his crown jewels with a tiny white towel. Wow. We need a lie down.
Unfortunately, Ashley will we wearing clothes when he takes to the dance floor tomorrow night (7 September) for the opening episode of Strictly.
Never mind, perhaps the wardrobe department can find him a nice tight pair of trousers?
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