HOLLYOAKS fans are shocked after learning Adam Rickitt’s real age after he shared topless snap on Instagram.
The former soap star showed off his torn abs in the closeup mirror selfie.
The chiseled Adam appeared to be at the gym when he took the snap and his shoulder and rib tattoos were on display.
He captioned his photo, “Mandatory gym photo…fuck you 45!”
The mention of his age surprised fans.
One commented: “You’re 45?? I thought you were in your 30s lol.”
Another wrote: “Happy Birthday Adam! You look sooo young!”
A third said: “Eclipsing a lot of younger, body of a god.”
The 90s heartthrob runs microbar Dexter & Jones in Cheshire with his wife, Good Morning Britain news reporter Katy.
The hip company sells more than 450 different types of craft beer and 150 types of gin, and Adam was spotted handling the latest deliveries.
He and Katy describe the venture as “the ultimate passion project, combining our love for our community, for each other and for great drinks.”
Last year, Adam spoke out after scammers cheated the company out of almost £50,000.
Luckily, the two were able to get the money back from insurers, but the ordeal still shook them and they wanted to warn other small business owners to be vigilant.
While he’s an established restaurateur now, in another life Adam was Corrie guy Nick Tilsley.
He played the character from 1997 to 1999 and then from 2002 to 2004.
Adam’s blonde drapes and ripped six-pack gave him heartthrob status at the time.
In 1999 he left the soap opera for the first time to pursue a music career and signed a six-album deal with Polydor, although he only released one, Good Times.
His first single “Breathe” peaked again at number five, but the album only made it to number 41 on the charts and Adam was subsequently dropped.
Adam also tried his hand at a career in politics, joining the Conservative Party in 2005.
He was admitted as a potential parliamentary candidate – he appeared at Question Time in 2006 – but was unable to find a replacement seat.
In 2010 he even covered the Conservative Party Conference for ITV television show Daybreak.
In 2014 he joined pop group 5th Story on The Big Reunion before taking on the role of Kyle Kelly on Hollyoaks in 2017 until his character committed a heartbreaking suicide.