EastEnders star looks unrecognisable in childhood throwback snaps with rarely-seen lookalike mum

EastEnders star looks unrecognisable in childhood throwback snaps with rarely-seen lookalike mum - Shona McGarthy

EastEnders star Shona McGarty looks unrecognisable in a selection of childhood throwback snaps with rarely-seen lookalike mum Jennifer.

The actress, who plays Whitney Dean in the BBC soap, shared the snaps on Instagram with her 151k followers.

EastEnders star Shona McGarty looked unrecognisable in sweet throwback snaps with her mum

Shona plays Whitney Dean in EastEnders

Shona, 31, created a video collage of pictures with her mum from over the years.

In one snap Jennifer looked happy as she bottle fed baby Shona, while in another the mother daughter duo cosied up to one another for a picture.

The soap star shared the clip on Instagram with the caption: “My beautiful mumma x.”

She played Meghan Trainor’s song Mom in the background.

Fans rushed to the comments section to say how similar they look.

One said: “Got your mum’s lovely eyes.. Great photos.”

Another added: “You are so alike.” 

“Beautiful pics @shonabmx you look so like your mum 😍 xx ❤❤,” a third chimed in.

Jennifer and partner Patrick are also parents to Shona’s sister Camilla, 30.

Last month it was revealed that Shona and co-star Max Bowen SPLIT after a secret romance.

The pair decided it wasn’t going to work after Max became a dad for the first time with his ex girlfriend.

A source said: “There has been a lot going on in Max’s life and things were just getting too complicated with Shona being involved.

“Max will always have a lot of love and respect for Shona but it’s just not the right time.

“Everyone is trying to make things as least awkward as possible on set – luckily they don’t have many scenes together.”

In September Max’s ex Roisin Buckle gave birth to a baby boy following their split in April.

Max and Shona went Instagram official in August of this year after HOAR revealed their secret romance and told how they had become “inseparable”.

Shona posed up a storm with her mum in a white dress

Shona more recently with her mum

Shona has been in EastEnders since 2008