The Inception actor, who is known for his tough movie roles, won a modelling competition on a breakfast show back in 1998 before embarking on a film career.
Ross left the star squirming when he showed a laughing audience a clip of the hunk striking a pose during a recent taped chat for The Jonathan Ross Show - a move which reportedly left Hardy furious, according to The Sun.
A source told the newspaper, "Tom really wasn't happy about the footage being shown and said he looked like a total idiot.
"After that moment, the interview was a squirm-fest. Especially when Tom said he couldn't talk about his part in the new Batman film. When he walked off, Jonathan turned to the audience and said, 'He is genuinely p**sed off with me.'"
However, the TV host has taken to his Twitter.com account to play down the reports, insisting Hardy was simply pretending to be angry for the cameras.