Hunk’s antics to be viewed by millions

FORMER BUILDER: Marc Burgum, who is appearing in reality TV show The Hunks on Sky Living
FORMER BUILDER: Marc Burgum, who is appearing in reality TV show The Hunks on Sky Living

A FORMER electrician who downed tools to become a model will have his laddish antics broadcast to millions when he appears in a reality TV series.

Marc Burgum, 28, was chosen to share a £1.5m penthouse flat in Newquay, in Cornwall, with nine other men as part of new fly-on-the-wall show The Hunks.

The programme, which features the tanned and toned Adonises, hopes to show what makes the modern British male tick.

It follows tales of their wild nights out and viewers can get an insight into emotional confessions.

Marc, from Billingham, even describes how some of his craziest nights out have ended with him waking up in the middle of a motorway, in a shopping trolley and in a phonebox.

But he said: “I really don’t remember that much of them – that’s the problem. “The show’s going to be so interesting, I’ll get to see what I got up to.”

The former electrician, who has been a full-time model for a year-and-a-half but modelled on and off for five years, added: “It’s better than Big Brother – it’s insightful.

“It’s also hilarious and gives girls, and guys, the chance to see what men talk about. “They get to see what we think about and how we feel about relationships and marriage, children and fidelity.”

Former body-builder Marc, who told a national magazine he would like actor Charlie Sheen to play him in a film of his life as “his life is my life”, got to go surfing, cliff-jumping, fishing, and do other activities as cameras followed the group.

There are also a lot of “hot-tub moments” with girls, according to Marc.

The former Billingham Campus and Bewley Primary School pupil – who appears on the show drinking vodka from a saucepan – said he doesn’t mind his mum, Helen Thompson, from Billingham, seeing what he gets up to, as he tells her everything.

Marc, who has lived in London for six months and has been modelling in fitness DVDs and online adverts, used to work all over the North-East as a builder for George Wimpey.

Marc, who also has three brothers Lee, 36, Paul, 32, and Gary, 26, and a building site manager dad, Michael, said his image now is completely different from when he was at school.

“I used to wear glasses, had a curtain hairstyle, weighed about nine stone and was very shy,” said Marc, who started training when he was 17 to boost his confidence.

But he said the show was “not just about looks” and added: “If you haven’t got a personality, it’s pretty pointless going on a TV show.”

The Hunks runs for six weeks, with the first episode screened on Sky Living at 10pm on Tuesday.