Ricky Whittle's 'prostitute' job
Actor Ricky Whittle has revealed he thinks his career choice is very similar to that of a prostitute
Ricky Whittle feels like a "prostitute".
The actor - who departs his 'Hollyoaks' role of Calvin Valentine later this month - insists he wasn't embarrassed about the number of topless scenes he was given on the soap because he is happy to do anything so long as he gets paid.
He told Now magazine: "They were always making me take my shirt off! If you look up the definition of a prostitute in the dictionary, it's pretty much the same definition as an actor - paid to do whatever."
Despite being at ease with his appearance, Ricky insists he would rather be celebrated for his acting abilities than his good looks.
He added: "It's always flattering to be nominated for sexiest male, but who do you thank in your acceptance speech? My mum and dad for good genes? The make-up and lighting department in 'Hollyoaks'? I'd rather be nominated for Best Actor."