KATE Lawler looks unrecognisable with dark hair in a childhood picture – leaving fans stunned.
The 41-year-old star shot to fame on Big Brother in 2002, entering the house with vibrant blonde locks that viewers assumed were her natural colour.
Kate is unrecognisable as a natural brunette[/caption]
However, she has shown off her actual brunette look in a throwback with her beloved grandma.
In the photo, Kate is cuddled up next to her nan on a sofa, wearing a blue polka dot dress and her hair styled with a thick fringe.
Her brown tresses appear to be slightly crimped, and she is clutching onto a toy doll.
Kate shared the snap alongside a selection of photos of her mum cuddling her daughter Noa, who was born in February.
Kate entered the Big Brother house and shot to fame with blonde hair in 2002[/caption]
Fans assumed it was her natural colour[/caption]
There was also a more recent snap of the reality TV star with her other grandma.
She reflected on the important bond between children and their grandparents in a lengthy caption, writing: “I had the sweetest and most remarkable Nanny and Grandma growing up.
“I miss them every day and wish they could have hung around a few more years to meet the great-granddaughter they never thought I’d have.
She reflected on her relationship with grandparents in the post’s caption[/caption]
“I looked up to Audrey and Doreen, they were wonderful role models and some of the most precious memories I have from my childhood are the times I spent with them.
“They made me feel like they’d been waiting all day to see us and as soon as we’d meet, their day was complete.
“My wish is that Noa has the same, loving relationship with her Nanny and Papa, despite us not living super close.
“Having her during lockdown meant that family and friends weren’t able to meet her as soon as we’d have liked. Some of my friends still haven’t met her but today was really special.
Kate hopes her daughter Noa will enjoy a similar bond with her mum[/caption]
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“I hugged my Mum and Dad, they both got cuddles with the potato and it made me really happy watching Noa getting to know her, wonderful, funny, loving grandparents.”
Kate concluded the post: “I hope they will make many happy memories together that Noa can cherish forever, just like I did. Family is everything.”
Followers praised the emotional post and shared their own heartfelt memories with their grandparents in the comment section.
Kate won the third series of Big Brother in 2002, and went on to enjoy a glittering career in the limelight as a TV personality and radio host.