'Fish and rice cakes guy' is unrecognisable 15 years after going viral for bizarre diet – and was even on First Dates

A FORMER bodybuilder who went viral because of his bizarre diet is unrecognisable 15 years on.

Danny Andrews – known as 'fish and rice cakes guy' – rose to fame in 2007 on the BBC Three documentary Babyfaced Bodybuilders.


He was just 16 when he revealed his diet during the fortnight prior to the Mr Cumbria body-building competition.

It consisted of eight sets of fish and rice cakes, leading to his nickname of ‘fish and rice cake guy’.

The clip from the BBC Three documentary was so popular that memes popped up of the teenager and the video dominated the internet.

He even went on to star on the Channel 4 dating show First Dates last year where he shocked viewers with how different he looked.

Now he's better known for running his own barbers – but still spends most of his time in the gym.

He showed off his muscles and slick hair do in new pics on Instagram this week.

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This one tweeted: "Omg I’m shook with the “Fish and a rice cake” guy!"

Another one said: "Fish and a rice cake hahahahahahaha."

While this fan loved seeing Danny back on the telly: "Fish and a rice cake man oh my God what a hero."

The now 32-year-old failed to hit it off with holiday resort singer Abbie – and instead caught the eye of a diner on another date.

He went on to return to the First Dates restaurant for another date.

Danny, who now owns a barbershop in Preston, has changed dramatically over the years and now is incredibly ripped.

But he said the famous "fish and rice cake" label still haunts him.

Speaking to LADbible, he said: "Some people rip me saying I thought fish was brain food, but clearly it's not.

"People ask if I was sponsored by Captain Birdseye. People have made memes and remixes on YouTube, also Scott Mills used to play it weekly, he even spoke to Jake Gyllenhaal about it."

But it seems Danny has had the last laugh.

He said: "My diet was only that for the last two weeks before my show – I don't actually like fish. Instead of saying I have eight meals of fish a day, and every other meal I have a rice cake, I was trying to work out times.

"So it makes me appear absolutely stupid, fitting the stereotype of the typical bodybuilder.

"At the time I was so embarrassed, but I have embraced it.

"I look completely different now when I say I'm into the gym people ask if I'm on the fish and the rice cakes, not knowing it's me."



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