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Chris Hemsworth’s body double shares his struggle to imitate Thor’s figure

It’s not easy to look exactly like the God of Thunder!
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Anyone who’s seen how ripped Chris Hemsworth is while playing the part of Marvel superhero Thor, would not be surprised that it takes a lot of work to chisel a body into that shape.

So spare a thought for his body double, Bobby Holland Hanton, whose job literally requires him to look exactly like the muscular star.

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Chatting to Nova’s Fitzy & Wippa on Monday morning,  Bobby shared just how tough it is to emulate the former Home and Away actor.

“Dude, listen, everyone is like ‘wow look at the size of him’ and I’m like, yeah, that’s brilliant, I’m that guy’s double so I text him I’m like, ‘thanks very much dude you’ve just made this even harder,’” he said.

“I train with him a lot, we train all the time, we’re on the same diet regime and training. He’s the biggest he’s ever been so I have to be the biggest I’ve ever been which is a challenge but I’m up for it.”

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As Chris Hemsworth’s (right) body double, Bobby Holland Hanton (left) has to emulate the Thor star’s physique. (Credit: Instagram)

And it’s not just Chris’ gruelling training regime that Bobby has to take on – the actor’s diet involves eating seven meals a day. And yep, Bobby follows this routine as well.

He explained:  “Every two hours we are eating, it’s become a chore, I don’t enjoy eating at all, every two hours it’s like get calories in, training twice a day, it’s full on.”

Bobby first worked with Chris  on Thor: The Dark World in 2013 and have worked together on the subsequent Marvel films as well as films including Extraction and The Huntsman.

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“Every two hours it’s like get calories in, training twice a day, it’s full on,” Bobby says of the diet and exercise routine. (Credit: Instagram)

It’s not the first time details have been revealed about what exactly it takes to maintain a physique like Chris.

Speaking to GQ in 2019, Chris’ chef and nutrition consultant, Sergio Perera spilled that a lot of work goes into forming the perfect protein-rich diet for the star.

“Chris has to eat a lot when he’s adding muscle, which is where power smoothies and snacks are so useful. We keep his snacking to wholefoods where possible, such as nuts, eggs and tuna,” Sergio said.

“If he works out earlier in the day (say 11am), we’ll have a snack that’s more like a small meal at the halfway point between lunch and dinner – like Centr’s tuna and bean power bowl. Even when it comes to snacking, you have so many more options for ‘clean’ eating than you might think.”

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Chris is famous for his chiselled muscles! (Credit: Instagram)

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