Ed Westwick has left fans cringing after revisiting his Gossip Girl character Chuck Bass in his first-ever TikTok.
Just weeks after the show was taken off Netflix, the 33-year-old actor, who starred in The CW series alongside Blake Lively and Leighton Meester when it aired from 2007 to 2012, shared his debut clip on the video-sharing social networking service.
‘TikTok, tell my you’ve watched Gossip Girl without actually telling me you’ve watched Gossip Girl, I’ll start,’ Ed told the camera.
A second later, Ed then transformed into his character Chuck and was seen dressed up in a tuxedo.
Smouldering at the camera, he simply said: ‘I’m Chuck Bass.’
Some fans were left side-eyeing the TikTok with one confessing they got ‘second-hand embarrassment’ from watching it.
Ed Westwick has joined TikTok (Picture: TikTok)
‘I’ve got second hand embarrassment from imagining Ed Westwick getting dressed up as Chuck Bass in his living room just to film a TikTok,’ they wrote.
Echoing a similar sentiment, another penned: ‘Watching that TikTok of Ed Westwick doing the Gossip Girl thing makes me cringe so hard. Make it disappear forever please.’
He reprised his Gossip Girl character Chuck in his first video (Picture: TikTok)
The original series of Gossip Girl ran for six seasons (Picture: Rex)
However, not everyone was critical.
‘Ed Westwick getting TikTok is the best thing to happen this week,’ professed one fan.
‘Ed Westwick just became Chuck Bass on TikTok and MY HEARTTT,’ added another. ‘BRB rewatching Gossip Girl for the 15th time.’
Ed’s TikTok comes as Gossip Girl fans patiently await the upcoming HBO Max reboot.
In December, fans got a first glimpse at the new show, which was delayed in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The revival series is set eight years after the events of the first set, following a whole new group of Upper Eastsiders.
While things will no doubt be a little different, Kristen Bell is expected to reprise her role as the voice of Gossip Girl.