Outlander’s Jamie Fraser actor Sam Heughan goes viral with ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ TikTok trend as he shares throwback photos
Outlander actor Sam Heughan delighted his legions of fans after he joined the viral TikTok trend that reminisces on one's teenage years.
The hugely-popular Scottish actor, who plays Jamie Fraser in the hit time-travelling drama series, followed in other celebrities by taking part in the 'teenage dirtbag' TikTok trend.
The 42-year-old star shared old photos of himelf on the app. The clip was set to the Wheatus track, Teenage Dirtbag.
Heughan shared the photo montage with the caption: "Teenage dirtbag baby!"
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In the first pic, he is seen proudly showing off a fish that he caught. In another, he is pictured sporting a questionable hairstyle while alongside pals on a football pitch.
The clip has already been seen a staggering 2.7 million times, with nearly 300,000 likes.
Earlier this month, Heughan revealed the cover for his highly-anticipated memoir, Waypoints.
In the book, he sets out along the West Highland Way to explore his life and reflect on the personal waypoints that define him.
Speaking about his memoir, the actor said: “Waypoints is a memoir with a difference.
“I wanted to tell the stories and share the experiences that have shaped me, but to do that I needed to challenge myself and spend some time in my own company, away from the distractions of everyday life.
“And for me there's no better place to reflect than in the wild Scottish Highlands.”
In a post, he wrote: ‘HERE it is! So proud. Waypoints cover reveal. Hope you like it. What a great experience, loved every step of the journey’.
Heugan recently opened up about the possibility of his character being killed off in Outlander – and he admitted it may not be long in coming.
In an interview with Gold Derby, he said: “I think about his mortality. I think Jamie thinks about that a lot more now.”
“He’s not worried about dying, but I think it’s the consequences of dying.”
Fraser has cheated death several times since the beginning of the series, and Heughan reckons his character has used seven of his nine lives.
The Balmaclellan-born star said: “We talk about Jamie’s nine lives… I think he’s had about seven or six of them.
“Each time it costs him more, you know? It’s an interesting one because I think it’s in the scripts but I think it’s [also] in Diana’s books.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Heughan discussed his sex scenes with his onscreen wife – and the Scots heartthrob admits he ‘enjoys those moments’ with actress Caitriona Balfe.
Recalling a scene from season six, he said: “When he comes back from being away, I remember even choreographing that scene.
“He throws his jacket at Mrs Bug and jumps up the stairs and just the sheer pace of it, and the lightness he’s got in him."
“I really enjoy those moments,” Heughan added.