Michelle Keegan's fiance Mark pumps some serious iron with Strictly Come Dancing pal Thom Evans

It looks like Mark Wright has been working VERY hard in the gym to get his pre-Strictly Come Dancing physique back.

The ex-TOWIE star, 28, revealed on Twitter last month that he’d lost 1.5st while competing on the programme and that he ‘needed to get back to himself’.

Mark told fans that he knew it was going to be an ‘uphill battle’ to bulk up again and admitted that he was ‘lifting half the weight’ he used to.

But it seems he’s now well on his way to getting his muscles back – with the help of an incredibly buff work-out partner.

Mark – who reached the Strictly final in December – has been exercising with his co-star Thom Evans while travelling around the country on the show’s live tour.

He shared an Instagram video on Sunday of himself and Thom, 29, pumping some serious iron. In the clip, the hunky pair show off their ripped stomachs by going topless.

Phwoar! Mark may not be 100% happy with his bod right now, but we have NO complaints.

‘After weeks training with this beast @te11 I will get there !! Sunday morning session !! #dedication,’ Mark captioned the post.

Despite looking super-fit, there’s one thing we couldn’t help noticing about Mark and Thom during their session… their rather, um, strained faces.

You could certainly tell they were pushing themselves as neither could help grimacing while giving some hardcore attention to their arms.

Whatever shape Mark‘s in, we’re sure his fiancée Michelle Keegan finds him attractive.

The loved-up couple have been spending quite a bit of time apart over the past few weeks due to their hectic work schedules, which is understandably difficult for them.

Mark showed just how much he’d missed stunning actress Michelle, 27, on Saturday when he uploaded an adorable Instagram photo of their hands intertwined.

‘Laying in bed trying to get to sleep fast because this is the last sleep before I get this back !! #excited,’ wrote Mark alongside the snap.

Nawwww. Michelle, you’re a lucky girl!

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Anna Duff