EastEnders’ Charlie Brooks shares rare pictures of lookalike daughter as she turns 17


EASTENDERS actress Charlie Brooks has given fans a glimpse of her teenage daughter Kiki – and she looks just like her.

Charlie, who is famed for playing Janine Butcher in the soap, shared some rare snaps of herself and Kiki on social media to mark her 17th birthday.

EastEnders’ Charlie Brooks has shared some rare pictures of her daughter Kiki
The actress looks just like her 17-year-old daughter

In the Instagram pictures, the pair could pass as sisters as they lark around together while out and about.

Captioning the photos, 40-year-old Charlie has described her daughter as her “biggest teacher” but admits she’d love “more cuddles”.

The iconic EastEnders villain wrote: “Happy 17th birthday little miss kiki. YOUR SEVENTEEN! Jesus Christ [sic].

“We are doing life aren’t we?! Up and down and in and out. I wouldn’t change it for the world.

‘Well… I might wish for some more cuddles and the occasional cup of tea. You have been my biggest teacher, and I love you more than you will ever know. On we go my little not so little girl xx.”

Charlie and her now-ex fiancé Tony – an Ibiza nightclub owner – welcomed Kiki into the world in 2004.

The couple split two years after their daughter’s birth but have always remained really close.

Last year, Charlie revealed that Tony even lived in a flat above her house and that they had spent Christmas Day together as a happy family – along with Charlie’s then-boyfriend Ben Hollington.

Speaking on Yahoo UK’s White Wine Question Time podcast, she said: “My ex partner Ben, who I was with for five or six years, who’s an amazing human being, you know, we woke up on Christmas Day together, all of us.

“Tony would come down, we’d all get into bed and open the presents together with Kiki, cos she adores Ben.”

She added: “Then I was with Ben before that for five or six years, who was just really accepting. Tony absolutely adored him, we all went on holiday together.

“Tony cried when me and Ben broke up. He actually cried.”

Charlie continued: “We are going to grow old together, just in a very different way. He is absolutely my family and nothing will ever change that.

“And it’s not always been easy, he’s in Ibiza for eight or nine months out of the year and bringing Kiki up on my own a lot of the time was tough and we’ve really had to navigate our way around that.

“But whatever happens, no matter how much we fall out, which we have done, big time, it’s not always plain sailing, but 80 per cent of the time it is and he’s a good man and he’s looked after us.

“He’s a character, I love him to bits, he can be an a******e sometimes, but nobody’s perfect are they?”

Charlie is best known for playing Janine Butcher in EastEnders