Former child actor Blake McIver Ewing has turned his back on Hollywood to become a professional Go-Go dancer.

The former Full House star reveals he became a dancer last year (12) to help deal with self esteem issues.

He tells RumorFix.com, "I had so much shame about my body (and) this was a way to express myself that was safe, sensual and fun.

"I'm not hiding who I am anymore - not pretending I'm something I'm not."

The openly gay actor, who came out three years ago, is also completing his debut album, which will be released in November (13).