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WE’VE seen him in Neigh­bours, The Bill and as a buff iron­man off our screens.

But last year, MacPher­son found his old school pho­tos while stay­ing with his mum. He de­cided to post them on In­sta­gram, as a mes­sage of support for kids who were strug­gling through their teens.

“It was almost a mes­sage of what ‘my­self now’ would say to that awk­ward, over­weight 11-year-old kid who was get­ting teased. And the mes­sage was to any other kids out there go­ing through that awk­ward pre-teen time,” he says.

“So much in the me­dia is made about how you look and, for me, that was such an awk­ward time in my life. It was a mes­sage of support. One of my mantras is, ‘You’re de­fined by the choices you make’. You prob­a­bly don’t re­alise that at 11 or 12.

“It gets bet­ter. That was the mes­sage I chose to put out there that day.”

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