Gogglebox star Dave Griffiths unrecognisable as he's compared to 'Arnie' by fans

Dave Griffiths in his swimming trunks by the pool in Dubai
-Credit: (Image: Dave Griffiths Instagram)

Gogglebox star Dave Griffiths has been compared to Arnold Schwarzenegger by fans after he showed off his toned body on holiday. The Channel 4 TV star is currently on holiday with his co-star wife Shirley as well as his son Simon and his family.

The Caerphilly couple, who joined the Channel 4 show in 2015, jetted off to Dubai as the current series wound to a close last week. After stunning fans with a rare picture of their son - who fans branded 'hot' - Dave was next in line.

Dave, 67, was flooded with positive comments from fans after his wife shared a photo of him shirtless by the pool. He looked almost unrecognisable from his appearances on TV on the sofa.

Read more Stacey Solomon's new solar-powered garden lights are a must-have for summer

And fans were wowed by his physique. The photo was humorously captioned: "He came from the depths of the sea to rescue the world seaweed man # gogglebox #dubai."

But fans were impressed by Dave's figure and took to the comments. "Shape like Arnie, voice like Pottsy lol," one joked.

A second commented: "Looking good Dave." And a third added: "Fine figure of a man!"

Just before they departed for Dubai, Dave and Shirley confirmed that they would be off-screens until September when the new series of the hit Channel 4 show will air.

Shirley addressed her followers saying: "Hi everyone don't forget to tune in tonight at 9pm, have a good weekend and enjoy the bank holiday. Lots of love, Shirl."

Shirley concluded her message by blowing a kiss towards the camera, whilst her partner Dave added: "Yes, sadly the last one tonight for the series so make sure you watch, all have a great summer. Oh and by the way, don't forget the voting for the NTAs (National Television Awards) has opened so if you can afford us a vote, Gogglebox, we'd appreciate it. Have a great summer, tara all, see you next time around."