Eastenders star looks completely different in throwback pic – but can you tell who it is?


JOE Swash was dramatically thrown out of a hotel after trashing his room while filming a reality show before finding fame on EastEnders.

The telly star and actor, 40, was given his marching orders following a wild night of ‘feral’ behaviour during an appearance on Club Reps in 2000.

Joe Swash appeared in Club Reps in 2002 before finding fame on Eastenders

Joe appeared on the ITV show as a ‘holidaymaker’ three years before landing the role of Mickey Miller in EastEnders.

But he and his pals were ordered home by resort manager Marie ‘Maz’ Slater, dubbed at the time as “Miss Nasty”.

Then aged just 18, Joe and his friends had messed up their room and set off a fire extinguisher in their hotel.

Footage of Joe being shouted at has now resurfaced, with Maz telling him and his mates: “The contract with Club 18-30 has been void.

“I want you to go to your rooms and pack your suitcases with immediate effect.”

When one chap asks where they are supposed to sleep, she tells the four-strong group: “I don’t have to find you anywhere to stay. You’re on the streets, as far as I’m concerned.”

Joe, wearing small sunglasses in the footage, then chips in: “Can I ask something please? How comes we’re being kicked out now suddenly?”

Maz curtly tells him: “Because I want you out.”

Attempting to apologise, Joe tells her: “We’re sorry for what happened last night.” But she fires back: “No, I want you out.”

Maz’s temper then flares further when East Londoner Joe calls her “treacle”.

“Don’t you dare call me treacle for a start!” she yells.

Joe appeared in the first series of Club Reps, which was filmed at Hotel Matina on the Greek island of Faliraki during the summer season of 2000.

But despite his failed stint at reality TV, Joe went on to find fame in EastEnders, playing Micky Miller from 2003 for five years.

He later went on to win the 2008 series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!.

He married X-Factor star Stacey Solomon in late July.

The Loose Women star, 32, married Joe at their £1.2m home surrounded by family and friends.

Stacey and Joe tied the knot in a stunning Jewish ceremony at Pickle Cottage, their family home.

They celebrated with family and friends inside a large marquee after exchanging vows in their garden.

The TV presenter was joined by her close friend from Loose Women, Linda Robson, to mark her special day.

Rose, nine months, is Stacey second child with Joe and they are also parents to Rex, three.

Stacey has two other sons Zachary, 14, and Leighton, 11, from previous relationships.

While Joe is also dad to Harry, 15, with ex Emma Sophocleous.

The star is unrecognisable on the reality TV show

Joe went on to play Mickey Miller on Eastenders

Joe married Stacey Solomon two weeks ago