EXCLUSIVE: Rarely seen Packed to the Rafters star George Houvardas shows off his toned body as he soaks up the sun on the beach in Sydney
George Houvardas showed off his tan and toned body as he soaked up the sun on a popular Sydney beach.
The rarely seen actor had a relaxing Friday at Balmoral Beach while he topped up his tan.
The Packed to the Rafters star wore a red swimsuit and was photographed sitting on the concrete steps of the beach talking on the phone.
George, 41, brightened up his simple beach outfit with black sunglasses.
Packed to the Rafters is one of Australia’s most iconic TV shows, which ended in 2013.
George Houvardas (pictured) showed off his tanned and toned body as he basked in the sun in Sydney
And over the course of its five-year run, it turned its cast from relatively unknown actors to household names.
Two years ago, the Channel Seven series was rebooted on Amazon Prime.
The streaming service released six episodes of the beloved show under the new name Back to the Rafters.
The rarely seen actor had a relaxing Friday at Balmoral Beach while he topped up his tan
It is set in 2021, six years after the original show ended.
George reprized his role as the iconic Nick ‘Carbo’ Karandonis.
Hugh Sheridan, who was another standout star in the original series, also reprized his role as Ben Rafter in the Amazon reboot.
However, speaking, the actor said he was hesitant to film the show since his best friend and co-star Jessica Marais was not returning.
George, 41, brightened up his simple beach outfit with black sunglasses
The actress pulled out of the Amazon show due to mental health reasons, so her character Rachel Rafter was played by Georgina Haig.
“How do you replace Jess Marais? How can you replace Rachel? And I wasn’t even sure myself,’ said Hugh.
“But then the beautiful Georgina Haig intervenes.
She knew there was pressure to play this character, but she did a great job. She loves Rachel and she loves Jess and she used to ask me about Jess and check on her.”
Hugh Sheridan said he was hesitant to film the show’s new reboot, his best friend and co-star Jessica Marais (both pictured)