He recently scored the job of a lifetime after producers offered him a role on Home and Away.
But Jake Ryan had to quickly whip into shape in order to play Summer Bay’s newest resident Robbo.
Speaking with The Herald Sun on Sunday, 34-year-old Jake revealed he lost a staggering 13 kilos in order to step into the role of the soap’s brooding bad boy.
New role: Speaking with The Herald Sun on Sunday, Jake Ryan revealed he lost a staggering 13 kilos in order to step into the role of Home and Away’s new bad boy, Robbo
Jake also learned he would have to shoot frequent shirtless scenes as part of his new gig, so he promptly hit the gym.
The actor – who previously appeared in Wentworth and Underbelly: Razor- told The Herald Sun he endured intense sessions at F45 in Bondi in order to get the rippling abs required of a Home and Away hunk.
‘It’s a pretty simple formula: you just watch what you eat, keep the alcohol intake to zero and train your a**e off,’ Jake stated about his rapid weight loss.
‘Train your a**e off’: Jake endured intense sessions at F45 in Bondi in order to get the rippling abs required of a Home and Away hunk
He added: ‘I didn’t have much time, so I went pretty damn hard’.
As for shedding his shirt in front of the cameras, Jake said it was something he quickly got used to.
‘You stress about it the first few times, but after a while it becomes second nature on Home and Away,’ he laughed.
‘Summer Bay or Rambo’? Jake recently uploaded a photo to Instagram in character as Robbo
Summer Bay’s newest residents! Jake has quickly bonded with fellow newcomer Sam Frost, who is set to make her on-screen debut early next year
Meanwhile, Jake has quickly bonded with fellow newcomer Sam Frost, who is set to make her on-screen debut early next year.
The former Bachelorette appears in a number of Jake’s Instagram posts, and it’s clear the co-stars are relishing one another’s company.
‘Welcome to the Bay,’ he wrote beneath a picture of him posing with the blonde beauty.
‘You are farrrrrkingggg hilarious!! For all those FWIT trolls and critics having a crack at her, you will be blown away. This kid is working her a**e off and bringing it BIG TIME!!’ he added.
‘Welcome to the Bay’: Jake called Sam ‘farrrrrkingggg hilarious’ in a recent Instagram tribute