Benidorm's Telle looks unrecognisable as she ditches bold look 17 years after show

Hannah Hobley, who played Chantelle in Benidorm, looks totally different now
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A staggering 17 years have flown by since the iconic British sitcom Benidorm first hit our television screens. The riotous ITV comedy had Brits rolling with laughter starring a variety of humorous characters, from eccentric families and lovelorn couples to playful swingers. These characters portrayed the vast range of holidaymakers that flocked to the sunny Spanish resort for their summer escapades.

Benidorm, the brainchild of Derren Litten, chalked up a successful 10 series run, humourously intertwining tales of tourists and hotel staff at the Solana resort whose lives comically intersect during their sun-soaked holidays. A stand-out character was Chantelle 'Telle' Garvey, a beloved part of the droll Garvey family. Played by actress Hannah Hobley Telle was renowned for being bright and cheeky which quickly made her a fan favourite.

Her laugh-a-minute plotlines captivated the audience, featuring secret baby bumps and a whirlwind romance with Geoff (portrayed by Johnny Vegas), ensuring viewers were absolutely engrossed in Telle's adventures. Over three seasons of Benidorm, Hannah won over nationwide audiences, and also landed a role as Bertha in the BBC series Cranford, reports the Daily Record.

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In present times, however, it's challenging to recognise Hannah from her care-free Spanish escapade days. If her Instagram posts are anything to go by it seems her current life is quite a stark contrast to her Benidorm era. Loyal fans will remember seeing her cracking jokes by the pool while pregnant and her love of velvet tracksuits. Her character Telle's bold eye makeup and brazen fashion choices, especially while carrying baby 'Coolio', are etched in viewers' memories.

Fast forward to now and Hannah has shed her on-screen persona and has miraculously transformed. With her long, lustrous brunette hair and natural look, the actor is barely recognisable from her days as Chantelle. Her followers are completely enthralled by her revamped image, showering her with praise. The actress maintains her authenticity as she embraces motherhood, often posting pictures with her family on Instagram.

She also enthralls her followers with nostalgic posts from her time on the show, which receive ample praise for taking fans back down memory lane. Under one of her candid snaps, an admirer commented: "Beautiful."

Another remarked: "Oh hun - you are so beautiful." A third posted: "Absolutely gorgeous Hannah." Meanwhile, a fourth complimented: "You look lovely. I love your hair." For the latest TV & Showbiz news, sign up to our newsletter.