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Waterloo Road’s Tommy Knight looks unrecognisable as he poses at Comic Con

‘He’s managed to get so much hotter!’ Waterloo Road star Tommy Knight is a far cry from boyish Kevin Skelton as he stuns fans with a hipster beard and beanie at Comic Con


One could be forgiven for not recognising Waterloo Road star Tommy Knight as he posed with a fan at Comic Con last week, but those who did wasted no time in showing their appreciation. 

The actor, 28, was a far cry from Kevin Skelton, his teenage character in the Rochdale based BBC drama, while showing off a neatly manicured beard better suited to London‘s trendy hipster capital, Shoreditch. 

Tommy, who also starred in Doctor Who spin off show Sarah Jane Adventures, rounded off the off-beat look with a knitted yellow watch cap and floral patterned shirt. 

Big change: Tommy Knight, 28, looked unrecognisable as he posed with a fan at Comic Con last week

Fans took to Twitter to express their appreciation for the new Tommy writing: ‘I don’t know how he does it, but Tommy Knight managed to get so much hotter with that beard on.’

While others commented on his personality: ‘I also met tommy knight and he was also really lovely.’ 

Another penned: ‘Tommy Knight is such a cute little human.’ 

Unrecognisable: The Waterloo Road star looked a far cry away from his teenage character (left) in the BBC drama with fans branding the child star 'hot'

Unrecognisable: The Waterloo Road star looked a far cry away from his teenage character (left) in the BBC drama with fans branding the child star ‘hot’ 

Others couldn’t believe it was him: ‘You can’t be trying to tell me that’s Tommy Knight in the yellow beanie surely.’ 

Tommy played the character of Kevin Skelton whose storylines consisted of being adopted by his teacher Daniel Chalk, his relationship with Dynasty Barry, and then having an affair with a teaching assistant.

He also suffered a stroke before a university interview. 

Reaction: Fans took to Twitter to express their adoration for the new Tommy

Reaction: Fans took to Twitter to express their adoration for the new Tommy

Tommy only appeared on the show for two seasons, from series eight to 10. 

He also starred as Luke Smith in Sarah Jane Adventures but was written out as a regular on the show in 2010, but appeared via video chat occasionally. 

He also appeared in The Bill and portrayed a murder victim in Glue. 

Way back when: Tommy, who also starred in Doctor Who spin off show Sarah Jane Adventures (pictured), sported a beard and moustache with a yellow beanie in the snap

Way back when: Tommy, who also starred in Doctor Who spin off show Sarah Jane Adventures (pictured), sported a beard and moustache with a yellow beanie in the snap

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