Craig David's muscular new look

Craig David's muscular 'selfie'.

Craig David as most people know him, pictured here in 2006

Craig David as most people know him

Craig David in 1993, aged 12

First published in Music News
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Hands on hips with a moody gaze – this is Southampton singing star Craig David showing off his striking new look.

You can virtually count every muscle on the pop star’s torso as he takes muscle definition to a new hardcore extreme.

It is the latest look for the superfit 32-year-old – and it is certainly one he is proud of.

R&B singer Craig has now joined a long list of celebrities in the craze of ‘selfies’, where film stars and pop icons post photos of themselves posing on social networking sites.

Other celebrities to have joined in the latest hi-tech trend include singer Rihanna, supermodel Giselle Bundchen and pop star Justin Bieber.

Craig has posted the latest photograph showing off his ripped abs and pecs on his own Instagram social networking site.

The new look is a far cry from the chubby youngster who was brought up on the city’s Holyrood estate and hit fame with his single Seven Days 13 years ago.

Since then the singer has devoted much of his time to keeping fit and lifting weights among the bodybuilders using the famous Muscle Beach in his new home of Miami.

He has even recruited his friend, the UK’s former heavyweight boxing world champion David Haye, to give him training tips. But now the days of bulking up appear to be behind him as he strives for a super-lean and mean new look.

In a letter to fans the former Bellemoor School pupil claims he is using this photo of himself to help him keep his new shape.

He said: “One of the best ways to help yourself stay focused throughout those days when you feel a little weak or lost is to put little reminders around to focus you before you do something you’ll look back on and regret.

“When I’m training hard and about to start my cutting phase where calories are reduced and I know there will be moments where I’ll want to eat every chocolate bar in my cupboard, I just go to this photo on my phone, under the folder “stay focused”, which reminds me instantly to get back on track and in this case reminds me how good it feels when I achieve my goal and don’t listen to my “old inner weakness” voice. Trust me it works!”

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10:53am Wed 21 Aug 13

chris_ja says...

The "starving homeless guy" look?? :-o
The "starving homeless guy" look?? :-o chris_ja
  • Score: 5

10:55am Wed 21 Aug 13

Ozmosis says...

Er, didn't this photo appear on the website about 3 weeks ago?
Er, didn't this photo appear on the website about 3 weeks ago? Ozmosis
  • Score: -2

11:05am Wed 21 Aug 13

jhmatshrewton says...

Talentless vain to55er!
Talentless vain to55er! jhmatshrewton
  • Score: 4

11:47am Wed 21 Aug 13

lillylooper says...

yuk .
yuk . lillylooper
  • Score: 9

12:27pm Wed 21 Aug 13

SOLENTDRIFTER says...

I LOVE ME......Groan.....
I LOVE ME......Groan..... SOLENTDRIFTER
  • Score: 5

12:32pm Wed 21 Aug 13

whizzpop says...

Technically not a selfie as he is not taking the photo
Technically not a selfie as he is not taking the photo whizzpop
  • Score: 4

12:33pm Wed 21 Aug 13

lewis99 says...

bl00dy disgusting ..... why do people think that this is a good look, its awful .... you look like a freak.
bl00dy disgusting ..... why do people think that this is a good look, its awful .... you look like a freak. lewis99
  • Score: 3

12:43pm Wed 21 Aug 13

Reality-man says...

Looks like he needs a good iron
Looks like he needs a good iron Reality-man
  • Score: 5

12:53pm Wed 21 Aug 13

Brusher Mills says...

How is this news? Ex-recording artist one album wonder now spends his days living in Miami and goes to the gym. So what.
How is this news? Ex-recording artist one album wonder now spends his days living in Miami and goes to the gym. So what. Brusher Mills
  • Score: 1

2:00pm Wed 21 Aug 13

repcosy says...

Urghhh
Urghhh repcosy
  • Score: 1

3:42pm Wed 21 Aug 13

chloexx says...

Why don't he get himself a proper job , I hear there's a new McDonalds opening in thornhill park road where the bitterne pub used to be ,,,, boooooo selecta on you radio ,,,,,
Why don't he get himself a proper job , I hear there's a new McDonalds opening in thornhill park road where the bitterne pub used to be ,,,, boooooo selecta on you radio ,,,,, chloexx
  • Score: 1

4:10pm Wed 21 Aug 13

THEKILLER says...

So ugly
So ugly THEKILLER
  • Score: 2

4:28pm Wed 21 Aug 13

News Fanatic says...

Who is supposed to be impressed by this ugly display?
Who is supposed to be impressed by this ugly display? News Fanatic
  • Score: 0

6:13pm Wed 21 Aug 13

mrs pepperpot says...

OMG... Vomi!
OMG... Vomi! mrs pepperpot
  • Score: 2

6:46pm Wed 21 Aug 13

bigfella777 says...

When is he going to come out
When is he going to come out bigfella777
  • Score: 9

8:12pm Wed 21 Aug 13

Huffter says...

Who?
Who? Huffter
  • Score: 0

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