EastEnders legend looks unrecognisable 13 years after his character was killed off on the BBC soap

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EASTENDERS legend Charlie Clements looks completely unrecognisable, 13 years after his character was killed off.

The TV star – who played Bradley Branning – left the BBC soap back in 2010.

Charlie Clements is best known for playing Bradley in EastEnders

The actor now looks completely different – 13 years on

Charlie works as an actor and a chef

The 35-year-old – who now works as chef – looks a far cry from his beloved EastEnders character.

Instead his bright ginger hair is now much darker, and he has a beard and glasses.

Although he still dips his toe in acting, he also works as a sushi chef.

He was previously working as a chef in a garden centre close to his home, and during lockdown he ended up tending to the plants when the restaurant closed.

Speaking about his career switch, Bradley previously told the Sun: “It was just a way of me supporting the family. At the end of the day the kids and the family come first. I’ve never been afraid of work and never been work shy.”

He added: “Acting is always my first love and will always be my career choice but at the end of the day I’ve got bills to pay and a family to support like everyone else.”

Charlie played lovable Bradley in the soap from January 2006 to February 2010, before he was tragically killed off.

He won the ‘Best Exit’ prizes at the British Soap and Inside Soap awards following his dramatic roof fall in his final EastEnders scene.

Charlie has since gone on to star as Jake O’Reilly in Casualty in 2013, before starring as Charlie Brackenreid in Murdoch Mysteries.

He’s also played a part in drama Elizabeth And Her Enemies.

Charlie previously insisted he’d never make a return to the BBC soap, and told HOAR: “I can’t say I’ve watched EastEnders since I left. I don’t miss it because if I hadn’t left I wouldn’t be doing other shows which I prefer doing.

“They resurrect characters sometimes but even if they wanted Bradley back as a ghost I wouldn’t take up that offer.”

He added: “I didn’t let them kill me off but before I started on the show I always said that I wanted to do four years and that was it. It was my decision to leave.”

The actor started working in a kitchen a few years ago

Bradley was known for his romance with Stacey