#58 Steven Blades | Vikings | Royal Marines | Coronation Street

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After surving a tour of Afghanistan and then losing an eye in a savage street fight, former Royal Marines Commando Steven Blades overcame PTSD to embark on a successful acting career, landing a role in Vikings and working alongside Milo Gibson.

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Chris and Steve

C – Steve, how are you brother?

S – Hello mate, I’m all good, how are you?

C – I’m fantastic mate,  I’m absolutely delighted to be talking to you. It’s very kind you’ve come on pretty short notice. I came across your profile on Facebook or was it Instagram.

S – Yeah we’ve been connected on Facebook for quite a bit, I’ve been seeing your stuff for quite some time as well.

C – Yeah bad luck! It’s really interesting I’ve just been chatting to a fascinating guy called Ryan the holistic health coach. He’s ex marine and he’s down there in Australia. We were just saying about the Instagram thing, the whole approach to it is really interesting. He’s taking the approach I’m starting to take, which is just to be honest on Instagram. It seems to really resonate with young people now.

S –  Yeah, I think that’s the best way to be on social media, I just try to be as honest as possible, but it’s a big market now especially with businesses and companies collaborating with people…

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