David Tag plays Sylver McQueen in the UK TV drama Hollyoaks. In a stunning six-page spread in this month’s DNA, he reveals his hot body, what he thinks of his DILF status, and what he wears to bed! Photography by Dan Collins.
“I’ve not always been aware of my sex appeal, no. I was a geeky, skinny kid…”
DNA: Hollyoaks has had numerous gay characters over the years; do you think they’ve been well depicted?
Yes, I think one of the most progressive things about the show is the diversity of characters. The gay characters rarely, if ever, are portrayed as being overtly camp and they are always interesting and well loved.
How are you in such great shape?
I used to be a personal trainer so I learned the science behind getting into shape. Now I’m an actor and this requires me to stay in shape all year round.
What kind of training system do you use?
The main systems I use are heavy weight training and a calorie deficit. I usually keep my protein high but cut my carbs and fat week by week before a shoot.
You look very relaxed and sexy in front of the camera. Does it feel natural for you?
Thank you very much! When I had my first shoot I felt extremely uncomfortable, but due to the nature of my work I feel more relaxed each time I do one. It still takes a little bit of time to warm into it though. Especially when you’ve only got a pair of underpants on!