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Hollywood star Orlando Bloom from Canterbury stuns gym users at Flex Appeal in Whitstable with surprise visit

Hollywood heartthrob Orlando Bloom has set pulses racing as well as his own after he stopped off at a Whitstable gym for a quick workout.

The Lord of the Rings actor, who grew up in Canterbury, popped into Flex Appeal in Tankerton Road at the weekend - stunning gym users.

He was also caught browsing in Whitstable Marine, in Sea Wall, and shopping in the town centre leading to an online frenzy by fans.

Orlando stunned gym users, including Charlie Leigh, at Flex Appeal in Tankerton Road

In a jokey message on Twitter, Georgi Douglas said: "Right so Orlando Bloom is in Whitstable so who's going to bring duct tape, rope, net and we may need some kind if van to pop him in."

Mat Bird added: "I think I'm the only person in town who didn't see Orlando Bloom in Whitstable yesterday."

While Rebecca Carter said: "Orlando Bloom still hanging out in #whitstable just seen him in #harbourstreet :-)"

Orlando Bloom's controversial "pikey" comment drew widespread criticism

The former St Edmunds pupil is set to become a permanent feature in his home city with his face included £200,000 sculpture to mark the life of Geoffrey Chaucer.

Bloom has donated £5,000 to the project, which is being promoted by the Canterbury Commemoration Society – the group responsible for the King Ethelbert and Queen Bertha statues in Lady Wootton's Green.

He is among 12 people to so far contribute to the scheme in return for having themselves inscribed in a mural on the plinth of the sculpture in the form of a character from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

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