ABC newsreader Joe O’Brien stuns fans with ripped physique

ABC newsreader Joe O’Brien has shown off his ripped physique in a picture that’s taken some of his followers by surprise.

The TV star, who previously shocked some of his fans when he revealed he was once a dancer at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, took a trip to regional Australia and marked the occasion by taking a dip to cool off in the water.

“Great to be on the road for Backroads again meeting terrific people in regional Australia,” he captioned the snap of himself emerging from the water in nothing but some swimming shorts.

Fans rushed to comment on the snap, with many complimenting the newsreaders seriously impressive physique.

One replied: “My mum is gonna love this pic,” with a second saying: “I most definitely didn’t just zoom in …”

“Looking so good Joe!” added another.

Back in 2021, O’Brein tweeted a picture of himself when he was younger showing off his six pack at Mardi Gras after it was revealed that ABC had picked up the rights to broadcast the festival in 2022.

He revealed he had performed as a back-up dancer with Mardi Gras headliner Dannii Minogue way back in 1999.

O’Brien’s Twitter followers were very happily surprised by the reveal of his dancing past, one quipping he was a “man of very many talents.”

“Just when we thought we couldn’t admire you more Joe!” wrote another.

“Full of surprises Joe. 20 years on and you’re still going strong,” said another.

“One word: Goals,” declared one follower.

Meanwhile, last year O’Brien signed off a morning news shift he had anchored for 13 years.

Instead, he made the move to presenting from 5pm weekdays.

“Hey Crew. I’ve finished up on the Mornings Shift on @abcnews channel after 13 years. But I’ll still be around . at the other end of the day 🙂 See you then,” he wrote when sharing the news with viewers on Twitter.

“Looking forward to another 13 years in the new timeslot Joe,” replied one viewer.

“Loved watching you during covid and loved your style of news delivery,” wrote a second fan. “Going to miss you in the mornings. Catch you in the evenings.”

A third viewer added: “One of the decent ones. You’ll be missed on mornings but all the best for your afternoon/evening slot!”

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