I’ve been following Ricky Whittle’s career for longer than I care to admit.
I was a fan of *cringe* Dream Team back in the day, and a fan of *cringe harder* Hollyoaks throughout Whittle’s stint while I was in sixth form. A little known but easily guessed fact: Ricky Whittle isn’t really an actor – he’s a generic male underwear model hired because of his low body fat. He’s the shitty male equivalent of Megan Fox, and even that’s a bit of a stretch.
He’s not the only Dream Team actor to randomly appear in blockbuster American drama though; Stuart Naysmith (oh god the memories) appeared in both The Dark Knight and Edge of Tomorrow, but for some reason Whittle has been given a substantial role in the sci-fi drama The 100. For the uninitiated, the show is adapted from a novel about a group of 100 teenagers who are sent from a space station back to a post-apocalyptic Earth in an effort to create some sexual tension. Wait – NOW I see why he was cast!
There’s no real point to this, I just thought it was hilarious to see this talentless sack of abs attempt an American accent and get paid to do so. I can only imagine he’s living in LA now, turning up to Lakers games sitting about 7 rows behind Jack Nicholson. Wait no – I bet he’s court-side for the Clippers.