WATERLOO Road’s is set to return next month after a seven-year hiatus.
Some of the most beloved characters will return, but not all will reprise their roles, including actor Tommy Knight, who has changed dramatically since his time on the show.
The actor looks very different from his time on the BBC One show[/caption]
The TV star – who played Kevin Skelton in series eight – looks unrecognizable seven years after his first appearance in the BBC One school drama.
Tommy, now 29, has continued acting and has a string of hit shows under his belt.
Swapping his school uniform for 19th century fashion, he transformed when he starred in ITV’s Victoria, playing Brodie in 2016.
He appeared alongside Jenna Coleman in the historical drama series as Queen Victoria’s attendant in the royal household.
Back then, Tommy stunned fans by showing off his dashing looks while appearing on the red carpet.
Last year he attended London Film and Comic Con and welcomed enthusiastic fans at the annual convention.
In the blink of an eye, Tommy sported a beard and a yellow beanie as he beamed alongside a fan.
The TV star, who looked stylish in a multicolored floral shirt, let fans do a double take.
One wrote: “I don’t know how he does it but Tommy Knight managed to get so much hotter with this beard.”
Another fan simply replied, “I can only agree.”
A third gushed: “Tommy Knight is such a cute little human.”
“You can’t try to tell me it’s Tommy Knight with the yellow cap,” a shocked fan asked.
Another delighted fan added: “I also met Tommy Knight and he was also really lovely.”
Tommy’s most notable Waterloo Road stories included his adoption by teacher Daniel Chalk, his relationship with Dynasty Barry, his affair with a teaching assistant.
His character also suffered a stroke before a college interview and he quit the BBC show in series 10.
Tommy is also best known for playing Luke Smith on The Sarah Jane Adventures from 2007 to 2011.
He also landed a role in Doctor Who in 2008 and starred in a two-part Christmas special in 2009.
He was written out as a regular on The Sarah Jane Adventures in the first series of the fourth series in 2010, when Luke left for Oxford University, but he continued to make semi-regular appearances on the show until ‘at the end of the fifth. and the series finale, usually via webcam from his dorm.
His last appearance was in the series finale, The Man Who Never Was.
Tommy has also made guest appearances on Casualty, The Bill and in 2014 he played murder victim Caleb “Cal” Bray on Glue.
In 2016, he landed the role of “Hall Boy Brodie” in ITV period drama Victoria alongside Jenna Coleman.