EastEnders star Charlie Brooks unrecognisable after epic hair transformation

Eastenders bombshell Charlie Brooks has dazzled fans with a new hair transformation that has left her virtually unrecognisable.

Best known to fans for sporting blonde hair as Janine Butcher in the BBC soap, Charlie opted for a drastic change this week as she swapped her golden locks for a chic brunette style, complete with a full fringe.

Taking to Instagram to show off her new darker tousled hairdo, Charlie looked sensational as she posed in a plunging black top while opting for a barely-there natural makeup look.

Beneath the photo, Charlie wrote: “Change is happening. Change is good.”

She also tagged the stylist responsible for her stunning transformation, John MacPherson, in the chic snap.

Alongside her hair transformation, Charlie also revealed she had undergone a skin makeover too, as she took to her Instagram stories to thank @beautybyoliviav for blessing her with a flawless natural looking spray tan.

"Thank you @beautybyoliviav for making my tan look so real. I'm not usually a tan gal but I felt so glowy!” She gushed alongside a cheeky snap of the star emerging from a pop up tanning booth.

Following the social media reveal, fans quickly flocked to Charlie’s comments to share their thoughts on her new transformation, with many loving the stunning hairstyle.

“Welcome to the dark side! Suits you!” Quipped one fan, while a second agreed, adding: “You look incredible Charlie”

Before a third commented: “Makes you so much younger!”

Among the comments were a few famous faces too, including Charlie’s Eastenders co-star Shona McGarty who wrote: “Absolutely stunning! I love it Charlie! Stunning!”

Sky news presenter Jacquie Beltrao also weighed in as she commented: “Wow looks amazing!”

Meanwhile Natalie Cassidy commented simply: “Beautiful” alongside a string of red heart emojis.

The bold new look came just days after Charlie reunited with Nasty Nick Cotton actor Jon Altman at the Cirque Du Soleil KURIOS European premiere in London.

The 41 year old actress was joined at the performance by fellow icon and Walford crook John Altman, who played Nick Cotton during the soap's early years in the 1980s.

The duo couldn't be happier to reunite at the event, which took place at the Royal Albert Hall in West London.

Dressed in a chic black co-ord outfit that showed off her curves, the the blonde beauty opted for a sleeveless cotton polo neck tucked into a striking skirt.

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