EastEnders star unrecognisable as she poses in pool with very different hair – can you tell who she is?

EastEnders star unrecognisable as she poses in pool with very different hair - can you tell who she is? - Charlie brooks https://www.instagram.com/p/Cf_QL1Vsv5h/

AN EASTENDERS favourite looked unrecognisable as she posed in a pool with a fresh wavy hairstyle.

Charlie Brooks, who recently returned to the BBC soap as Janine Butcher, appeared worlds away from her troublemaker character as she flashed a beaming smile.

An EastEnders favourite looked completely unrecognisable as she showed off her new look pool-side

Actress Charlie Brooks looked different from her meddling character, Janine Butcher

The actress, 41, looked delighted as she perched poolside wearing a black bandeau swimsuit.

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The strapless design showed off her glowing tan as well as a series of gold pendant neclaces.

Charlie’s blonde locks were tied into an up-do yet she left her new wavy fringe falling down over her face.

Her look is a contrast from EastEnders meddler Janine’s cropped, waved look and her former brunette locks.

Charlie recently took to social media to debut her wavy hair makeover.

She unveiled blonder hair and a new fringe in a series of snaps after visiting her hair dresser.

Tagging her stylist – James MacPherson  – Charlie wrote: “For his hands and his hands only.”

The star returned to Albert Square in an explosive storyline after murdering one of EastEnders’ best-loved characters – Barry.

As well as killing Barry while on honeymoon in the Scottish Highlands, Janine also murdered fourth husband Michael Moon, tried to bump off ­second husband Ryan Malloy, fatally ran over Ronnie Mitchell’s long-lost daughter Danielle, attempted to defraud the Mitchell family and framed arch-nemesis Stacey Slater for attempted murder.

And she had sex with Ian Beale while working as an escort.

Charlie has played Janine in EastEnders since 1999 and was last seen in 2014 heading off to Paris to see her daughter.

In April 2021 HOAR exclusively revealed that the telly star would be making an epic return as the murderer after seven years away.

After months of speculation the BBC soap finally confirmed the character’s comeback last June.

Charlie, 41, recently showed off her new wavy hair-do

Her BBC character recently sported brunette locks

Charlie returned to the iconic soap last year