Coronation Street’s Haydn Holden is unrecognisable after dramatic bodybuilder transformation | The Sun
11th March 2023

CORONATION Street's Haydn Holden has stunned fans with his dramatic bodybuilder transformation.

The actor – who played Rhydian Chivers on the ITV soap – first showed off his incredible muscles after hitting the gym for eight weeks in 2021.

Best known as Sean Tulley's Double Glammy boss on the soap, the actor has transformed his physique by overhauling his diet and getting a personal trainer.

Hadyn told fans: "Clearly there’s a body transformation but I promise you, the impact of the mental health benefits are far greater.

"It’s not for everyone and people have their own routines and preferences but for me, I highly recommend and I’d do it again in a heartbeat! #gymmotivation."

The soap star revealed her had reduced his body fat to nine per cent after 24 sessions – which included full bodyweight exercises – and he was able to drop his weight from 67kg to 64kg.

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He also altered his diet by weighing his ingredients before cooking, including proteins, carbohydrates and fat.

He continued: "One of the best things I’ve ever done and it’s all thanks to a fantastic guy called Nathan Edmundson @nathan__up.

"He’s informative and knowledgeable who continued and encouraged to get the best out of me inside and outside of working hours. It was an absolute pleasure to be his client!"

Haydn said he committed to training three times a week after he failed to notice a difference with home workouts.

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Haydn's character played salesman Rhydian who operated a cosmetics pyramid scheme aimed at conning people out of their money and keeping them locked in a watertight contract.

The con artist had lured Sean into the business promising he'd get rich quick.

But the factory worker soon realised it was too good to be true after he roped in mum-of-four Gemma, who struggled to keep up with the repayments.

Several months later, Sean enlisted savvy Daisy Midgeley to help but his conscience soon took over when she tried to get vulnerable friend Carol Hill to sign up.

Sean finally escaped the scheme and Rhydian after Daniel Osbourne exposed the operation, essentially shutting it down.

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