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Best known for playing Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter series, Matthew Lewis proved he’s well and truly shed his child actor image as he sent fans wild when he stripped for ITV’s Girlfriends on Wednesday.
He plays Tom, the troublesome son of lead character Gail, who is coming to terms with her divorce alongside lifelong friends Linda and Sue. You can tell from the electronic tag on his ankle, his character is “fresh out of prison.” He’s a true bad boy. A bad boy who likes to take off his clothes.
Taking to Twitter, viewers expressed their shock and delight as the 28-year-old actor showed off his musclebound physique.
Excited viewers posted on Twitter:
“Aaaaand Neville Longbottom continues to be the hottest alumnus of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. #Girlfriends”
“Neville Longbottom’s changed a bit #Girlfriends”
“It just feels wrong finding Neville Longbottom so attractive #Girlfriends”
“Well hellllooooo Neville Longbottom #Girlfriends @Mattdavelewis”
Neville’s transformation wasn’t the only treat for Harry Potter fans during Girlfriends either: There was also a mini-reunion between Lewis and another actor. His on-screen mom Gail is actually played by Zoe Wanamaker, who played Madam Hooch in the first film in the franchise.
“I haven’t seen Matthew since he was in Harry Potter, so it was a shock when I saw him,” Wanamaker told What’s On TV of their reunion. “This gorgeous hunk.”
This is wasn’t the first we’ve seen the hunky actor strip down to his skivvies. More than two years ago, he shared a pic on his Instagram that officially earned him ‘THOT’ status.
We hope to see even more of Lewis in more upcoming episodes of Girlfriends and just in general, cause there is nothing better than seeing the class cast out grow up to be so darn sexy.