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Entertainment EastEnders star Charlie Clements reveals he has been working as a chef

18:50  04 may  2021
18:50  04 may  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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EastEnders star Charlie Clements has revealed that he has been working as a chef during lockdown after taking a break from acting.

Taking to Instagram last week, Charlie, 33, best known for playing Bradley Branning on the BBC soap, also shared that he has started rehearsals for the iconic The Mousetrap play in London's West End.

Posting a picture of his final day at work, the actor penned: 'Last day as a chef today!! On to rehearsals next week... #actorslife #actor #acting #work #theatre.'

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Charlie looked worlds away from his past baby-faced character Bradley Branning in the snap as he sported a beard and longer locks while wearing his chef's uniform.

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The actor's followers and former EastEnders co-stars were quick to congratulate the actor on his new play as they praised his impressive culinary skills.

Charlie's former on-screen dad, Jake Wood, who plays Max Branning, put a fist arm and sun emoji, to which the actor replied: 'Thanks for your help with the decision!!'

Rita Simons, who played Roxy Mitchell, put: 'Whoop! Well@done Chaz! X.'

Charlie Clements wearing a suit and tie: Way back when: Taking to Instagram last week, Charlie, 33, best known for playing Bradley Branning on the BBC soap, also shared that he has started rehearsals for the iconic The Mousetrap play in London's West End (pictured on the soap in 2006) © Provided by Daily Mail Way back when: Taking to Instagram last week, Charlie, 33, best known for playing Bradley Branning on the BBC soap, also shared that he has started rehearsals for the iconic The Mousetrap play in London's West End (pictured on the soap in 2006)

Another fan put: 'Whatchya off to do? You're amazing! Culinary skills and an actor impresario xxx.'

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A different follower said: 'Good on ya Charliem,' while another account added: 'Suits you!! Good luck though - how lovely...'

Charlie's much-loved character Bradley was wrapped up in a number of great EastEnders storylines with his former co-star Lacey Turner - who plays Stacey Slater.

His character infamously fell off the Queen Vic's roof in 2010 in a desperate attempt to escape the police in a special live episode that won him Best Exit prizes at the British Soap and Inside Soap Awards that year.

Following his tear-jerking departure, he has appeared in Casualty as Jake O'Reilly in 2013 and also starred in Channel 5's docu-drama Henry VIII and His Six Wives as the now infamous British monarch.

Charlie previously spoke about his decision to leave EastEnders during an appearance on Loose Women.

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He said at the time: 'I don't regret it. By leaving it's allowed me to do other things. I had a great time on the show when I was there but it was time to go.

'I've been acting since I was four. EastEnders was a job I had when I was 18,' he pointed out before adding that he's filled the time since leaving the soap with perfecting his craft.

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'I did a masters at RADA. I always wanted to go to drama school. I didn't know how it would benefit me,' he added.

Charlie previously admitted that he would never return to EastEnders even if they did resurrect his character from the dead.

He told The Sun: 'I can't say I've watched EastEnders since I left. I don't miss it because if I hadn't left I wouldn't be doing other shows which I prefer doing.

'They resurrect characters sometimes but even if they wanted Bradley back as a ghost I wouldn't take up that offer.

'I didn't let them kill me off but before I started on the show I always said that I wanted to do four years and that was it. It was my decision to leave.'

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