Russell Brand looks unrecognisable in classic throwback to his time playing a part on The Bill

Fans of The Bill were delighted when they heard the news that their favourite cop show is set to return this summer.

Upon hearing the news himself, Russell took a trip down memory lane and shared his guest stint on the show with his followers on Twitter.

The 42-year-old comic and actor, who once married US superstar Katy Perry, recalled his one time appearance in the long-running police drama – back in 1994 – after he was tagged in a post revealing the big moment from his youth.

The comedian’s throwback moment came as one fan tweeted a picture of him in character as trouble-maker Billy Case, to which he replied: “Me in The Bill. Aged 18!”

Brand’s appearance is almost unrecognisable in everything other than his voice as he dons a short curtain hair style, as opposed to the long-hair style he is famous for.


His followers couldn’t get enough of the throwback picture, with many questioning whether it was actually him or just a lookalike.

One wrote: “No way is that you!? Doppelgänger!!”.

Another wrote: “You looked quite young there Russell – no beard,” while another adoring follower wrote: “Very cute at age 18!!!!”

The throwback moment came after it was announced the iconic cop soap’s entire collection of episodes are about to air on TV again.