Ben Hardy: 'I don't think of myself as a heartthrob'

Ben Hardy Cover 300dpi (1)Attitude's latest cover star, EastEnders actor Ben Hardy, has revealed he finds it "weird" when people call him a heartthrob. The 23-year-old strips down to his swimming trunks for his Attitude cover shoot, an experience he described as "good fun" during a recent appearance on ITV's Lorraine. His incredibly toned body has since won him plenty of male and female admirers, but Hardy - who plays Peter Beale on EastEnders - admitted during his Lorraine interview that he finds the attention surprising. "I don't really think of myself as a heartthrob. I find it weird. It just doesn't seem right, you know? Maybe they like Peter because he's a nice lad?" he said. Ben Hardy's cover shoot appears in the latest Attitude, The Summer Issue, which is available to download for your iPad or tablet now. The print magazine is available to pick up in shops now too – including, once again, at WHSmiths. > Click here to download the digital version for your iPad or tablet > Click here to have a physical copy delivered to your door Watch the actor discuss EastEnders and his Attitude cover shoot on Lorraine below: [youtube height="345" width="665"][/youtube]