EASTENDERS star Jessie Wallace delighted fans as she shared a childhood picture today.
The 50-year-old looks unrecognisable in the snap taken in 1975 when she was just four as she held a monkey in Walthamstow market.
Jessie Wallace shared this childhood snap taken in 1975[/caption]
Jessie is best known for playing Kat Slater in EastEnders[/caption]
She jokingly captioned the shot: “I’m the one in the flares!”
Her followers rushed to comment on it, with one person writing: “You are absolutely beautiful then and now .”
Another added: “That’s such an amazing pic so cute x”
While someone else wrote: “The absolute cuteness I’m torn between who’s cuter you or the monkey .”
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Jessie, real name Karen, was born in Enfield in 1971 and was raised by her father following her parents’ divorce when she was three.
Her fans were gobsmacked when she turned 50 last year – thanks to her youthful appearance.
Jessie has been an EastEnders fixture – on and off – for more that two decades.
She first rolled into Albert Square as rowdy big-mouth Kat along with the rest of the Slater family in 2000.
The character has been at the centre of some of the soap’s biggest storylines, including when she was revealed to be her ‘younger sister’ Zoe’s mum.
She also won viewers’ hearts as part of a double-act with Queen Vic landlord Alfie Moon, with the pair even bagging a spin-off series called Redwater.