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Lee Otway as Bombhead in Hollyoaks
Lee Otway as Bombhead in Hollyoaks

Hollyoaks fans from back-in-the-day will no doubt remember the unbreakable bromance between Bombhead and Lee Hunter.

And no doubt a few tears were shed when the  doltish Bombhead, played by Lee Otway, packed his bags and joined the circus.

But what has Lee been up to since waving goodbye to Chester in 2005?

Shortly after his exit from the soap Lee competed in Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes and had a shockingly good voice.

Lee Otway | Celebrity Stars in their Eyes
Lee Otway performing on TV Talent Shows | Array

He stormed to victory on the show, claiming first prize and also competed in Soapstar Superstar in the same year.

In 2007 Lee joined the cast of Celebrity Love Island alongside Calum Best, Bianca Gascoigne and Brendan Cole.

Unfortunately, he didn’t find lasting love on the island, but he did manage to rub a few people up the wrong way – including Paul Danan and Brendan Cole, with whom he reportedly got physical with (fighting).

Towards the end of the 00’s, he made his film debut in Breathe starring aongside Ricci Harnett. The movie won Best Director at the 2010 London Independent Film Awards.

During 2015 he formed a band with three friends called Diversify. The group perform covers of pop hits in pubs and clubs.

Lee has also graduated from a two year Master’s programme as a Master of Arts in Film Production and posted a proud family snap on Twitter to mark the achievement.

Now though, just over 12 months later, Otway has revealed his new look and for all the ladies present – he’s a hunk!

After keeping his head down and working hard in the gym, Otway has presented his new physique to fans and he looks incredibly different.

Take a look at our gallery below for Lee’s incredible transformation.

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