After making his name playing dreamy Dawson Leery on ’90s teen drama Dawson’s Creek, James Van Der Beek is no stranger to leaving fans in a frenzy, but it’s the US actor’s recent appearance on Instagram that’s sent his followers into meltdown.

The 40-year-old actor, who has gone on to star in shows including Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 and CSI: Cyber since leaving behind the fictional town of Capeside, Massachusetts, in 2003, made an appearance on James Corden’s US chat show The Late Late Show last week – but it was the apparent appearance of something else which really stole the limelight.

Sharing a picture of himself in a tight-fitting suit backstage, James wrote: “@latelateshow is always such a fun hang.”

It didn’t take long for the compliments to start coming in in the comments…

“fun “hang”…i see what you did there,” wrote one follower.

Another added: “Umm what’s in ur pocket.”

Meanwhile, one happy fan gushed: “WOW! Just WOW! Thank you for brightening my day!”

And another satisfied customer wrote: “Never a fan til just now #sizematters”

So, trick of the light or the real deal? Check out the offending package that’s got everyone talking below…

@latelateshow is always such a fun hang, I brought the whole crew this time. Tonight w/ @jimgaffigan @liampayne

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