'Emmerdale' star Michael Parr reveals huge body transformation

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 02:  Michael Parr attends the British Soap Awards 2018 at Hackney Empire on June 2, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Michael Parr has undergone a large physical transformation. (WireImage)

Emmerdale star Michael Parr has revealed a huge body transformation that has him looking ripped.

The actor, who played Ross Barton on the soap between 2013 and 2018, revealed his physique to his followers on Instagram as he celebrated his 36th birthday.

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Parr also shared a picture of himself before the physical transformation took place.

In the caption of the post, Parr revealed that the physical change was necessary for his health: "36 today. And what a year it was. From hurting back back in November the day before I was supposed to move house and 2 days before I was set to fly to Morocco for a job.

"You can see in the 2nd pic that I was in pretty bad shape. My hips were all off line. Sciatic nerve was trapped and I damaged my C2&C3. I thought it was gonna hurt forever."

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Michael Parr starred in 'Emmerdale' between 2013 and 2018. (ITV)

He added: "I quit the gym and now have just been working out with dumbbells at home and I feel better and stronger than ever. Good diet. Fasting.

"Cold showers and just everything in moderation. Thank you to everyone who has helped me this year. I love my life and I love everyone in it."

Parr originally joined Emmerdale in 2013 and quickly established himself as one of the soap's bad boys after committing a series of crimes and enjoying numerous affairs with women.

British actor Michael Parr, best known for playing the part of Ross Barton in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale, during the William Hill World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace, London.
Michael Parr, best known for playing the part of Ross Barton in the ITV soap 'Emmerdale'. (PA)

He later left the soap after declining to renew his contract as he wanted to have a go at making it in the US. His character departed the show after suffering an acid attack and moved to Liverpool to try and start a new life.

Since leaving Emmerdale, Parr appeared in two episodes of Sky's action show Bulletproof and historical drama Colosseum.

He also starred in indie film The Spyce of Life alongside Steven Bauer.

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