Benidorm’s Michael Garvey stuns fans with striking new look 16 years on from hit comedy | The Sun

BENIDORM'S Michael Garvey star Oliver Garvey Stokes looks unrecognisable 16 years on from beloved sitcom.

The actor, 24, is best known for playing the youngster in the ITV show between 2007 and 2015.

He was barely 10 years old when he shot to fame as the mischievous son of Manchester-based couple Janice and Mick Garvey.

Oliver played the character for seven series.

The show followed a group of British tourists as they headed to a resort on the Mediterranean coast to soak up the sun.

Viewers of the comedy last saw him six years ago when the family took a trip to Las Vegas.

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Oliver left Benidorm in 2015 and three years later the show was axed after its tenth series due to a decline in ratings.

Now Oliver is all grown up and even has a son called Archie.

During his time on Benidorm he starred as Lee Hanley on The Street, Ben Wetherby on Heartbeat and Nigel Clough in The Damned United.

After his stint on Benidorm, he played Sean McKern in BBC medical drama Casualty.

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He also appeared in the 2011 Christmas special of All-Star Family Fortunes, alongside his co-stars.

But fans were left stunned as the star was unrecognisable when he posted a recent snap on social media.

Taking to his Instagram on Saturday, Oliver posted a snap of him posing outside while donning a red puffer jacket.

With a cheeky smile, he wore a cosy ensemble including an orange beanie.

Oliver debuted his new look with his short moustache – looking worlds away from the baby-faced teen on the hit ITV show.

Some users were a fan of his new look as one commented: "Yes on the tash."

Meanwhile others asked the child star to return to acting.

One wrote: "You still need to be acting. You we're great in Benidorm."

Another chimed in: "I couldn't agree more."

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A third asked: "Still in the acting at all?"

All ten seasons of Benidorm is available to watch on ITVX.

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