Sam Heughan Dishes on Going Skinny-Dipping on New Show ‘Men in Kilts’


Sam Heughan is chatting about his new show Men in Kilts!

In the new Starz reality show, the 40-year-old actor and his Outlander co-star Graham McTavish travel around – while wearing kilts.

During a recent episode, Sam loses a bet to Graham has to strip down and go skinny-dipping in a lake.

“We were on the Isle of Lewis, which is one of the most northwest islands in Scotland. It’s very remote, so there wasn’t anyone around, fortunately,” Sam shared about the experience with People. “I don’t know if I want people to hear this, but it actually wasn’t that cold. We have the Gulf Stream, which comes across the west of Scotland and means we have actually palm trees in Scotland. It’s obviously not warm like Los Angeles or Hawaii or something, it is still really cold. But not as cold as you would imagine.”

Sam also revealed that the skinny-dipping was able to help him cure hangover after a night of drinking.

I did actually have a hangover that day and I have to admit as soon as I jumped in the water, I felt so much better,” Sam said. “So there’s something to be said for it. However, as soon as I got out of the water, I got eaten alive by midges, which are a Scottish kind of mosquitoes. So there was really no joy.”

During another recent interview, Sam Heughan confirmed that he and his brother were named after characters from this book series!



Updated: February 28, 2021 — 9:51 am

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