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Daniel Radcliffe debuts buff body

Daniel Radcliffe is still pinching himself after winning 2015's Rear of the Year award.

Actor Daniel Radcliffe insists he isn't a gym regular, despite showcasing his toned torso in a new photoshoot.

The Harry Potter star shows off an impressive set of abs in the latest issue of Vanity Fair Italia, which may come as a surprise to many fans who remember him best as the scrawny boy wizard from the hit film series.

Daniel insists his sculpted physique isn't down to an intense workout regime, although he does enjoy keeping fit and healthy with girlfriend Erin Darke.

"Since I started dating her I put on a little more muscle," he laughed. "The truth is, that since we stopped (trying) to hide our relationship, we can’t go shopping or eat an ice cream without being captured by paparazzi. It’s not that we work out a lot, but when we do it, we always get photographed.”

It isn't just Erin who is appreciating Daniel's new body though - he won the Best Rear of the Year award in 2015, which the actor admits is still a little weird to comprehend.

"It was my girlfriend (who was) the first person to inform me of my 'victory'," he continued. "She sent me a text, and she was teasing me. I just find it a bit strange: I never showed my butt last year! But anyway I’m grateful to those who voted (for) me and I’d be extremely flattered to be considered again next year.”

Daniel has never been body shy, having previously stripped off for the movies Kill Your Darlings and What If, and he also bared all for the theatre production Equus. He joked it's becoming a bit of a habit.

"Yeah, I can't f**king stop myself can I?" he laughed to Britain's Company magazine in 2014. "Honestly, though, it's not like I flick through the script and say, 'I need more nudity!' It's just the way it happened. Everything I filmed that one year - Kill Your Darlings and What If - I ended up getting my kit off!"

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