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Matthew Lewis Stripping To His Underwear Means We'll Never Look At Harry Potter's Neville Longbottom The Same Way Ever Again (And Neither Will JK Rowling)

21/05/2015 12:38 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 11:59 BST

Harry Potter’ star Matthew Lewis has well and truly left the nerdy Neville Longbottom behind after stripping off for a series of semi-naked photos.

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The 25-year-old has shown off what ditching booze and pizza and hitting the gym can do for your physique in the new issue of Attitude.

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Cover star: Matthew Lewis

The actor is seen flashing his abs on the cover of the June issue of the gay lifestyle mag - and rather a lot more in another snap of him posing in his underwear.

What WOULD Dumbledore say? (oh, actually)...

One person who was rather shocked to see Matthew in various states of undress was 'Harry Potter' author JK Rowling, who took to Twitter to share her thoughts...

Matthew has beefed up for his role as a triathlete in ‘Me Before You’, which also involved ditching carbs, sugar and alcohol.

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Good to see Matthew Lewis kept his cardi on. We wouldn't want him getting cold.

Speaking about his role playing Patrick in the movie, Matthew tells Attitude: “I spoke to the director and I said it’d be nice to get into the mindset of someone like Patrick, because he’s not drinking alcohol, he’s just eating salads all the time.

“I was very interested to know where you go to in your mind to have that level of commitment. So I sort of gave up alcohol – I say sort of, I have given up alcohol.”

And for someone who used to enjoy having a tipple, it hasn’t been the easiest of rides by the sounds of it

“It’s tough,' he adds. “I do the pub quiz every week, and I'm sitting there every Wednesday with a Diet Coke... I’m off sugar and I can’t really eat carbs.

“I really wanted to see if I could stick to such a strict regime, and to really understand what it’s like to have a goal like that and really 110% go for it.

“I mean I’ve always been a bit of a sports enthusiast anyway, I love the gym and all that stuff, but I can’t wait for a pint of lager, I tell you that! The pizza and beer will definitely be making a comeback over the summer.”

Read the full interview with Matthew Lewis in the June 2015 issue of Attitude magazine. Download available now via www.pocketmags.co.uk/attitude. Mag in shops Wednesday.

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