Orpheus Pledger, the heartthrob from Home and Away, has resurfaced on Instagram for the first time since going to court last month on drug possession charges.
On Tuesday, the Australian soap star, who was arrested in February for allegedly possessing methamphetamine, posted a short video of himself shirtless at the gym.
Flexing his muscles in the mirror, the 28-year-old wrote: ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way [flexing arm emoji, angelic face emoji] #feelinggood.’
Fans of the actor were thrilled by his return to social media, with one commenting: ‘There he is [clapping emoji]’.
‘You look amazing!’ another added.
Orpheus was given a six-month good behavior bond last month after being detected in possession of the substance ice and 30 Diazepa (Valium) tablets without a prescription earlier this year.
After being placed on a diversion program, the star got off with a smack on the wrist, avoiding any jail time.
As part of the diversion program, he was also ordered to pay $150 in court fees and complete a drug awareness course.
On February 19, police detained him in Prahran, a suburb just outside Melbourne’s CBD, when he was allegedly caught with the drugs.
His life had been on a ‘downward spiral’ before he was charged with drug offenses.
Pledger, a sculpted Adonis on the outside, allegedly sent off alarm bells when filming Channel 7’s The All-New Monty: Guys & Gals in Sydney late last year.
Pledger looked to enjoy his time pulling his gear off on camera for his adoring admirers as if it were a glorified strip show.
Covid had seen Pledger reinvent himself as an Instagram star and part-time music producer after his Home And Away character was killed off in 2019.
He made news in October when he revealed a new love interest, and Orpheus was said to be “the happiest” he’d been in a long time.
However, in June, the actor raised eyebrows when he filmed himself in the shower and exposed a lot more than he intended for.
Orpheus briefly exposed his manhood in the raunchy clip.
Before stepping out naked and preening in front of the bathroom mirror, he had been flaunting his ripped physique.
While it was dismissed at the time as a harmless mistake, the Daily Mail Australia has learned that people closest to Orpheus were concerned for his well-being.
Orpheus has been struggling since leaving Home And Away in 2019, according to a source close to the actor who preferred to remain anonymous to Daily Mail Australia.
‘Orpheus has been exhibiting this troubling behavior for a time,’ the insider claimed, referring to his return to Melbourne after his character was killed off.
Orpheus will feature on SAS Australia 2022 alongside Bachelor stars Locky Gilbert and Ana Heinrich, model Simone Hotznagel, and football legend Barry Hall.
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