Shaheen Jafargholi has revealed a new look after leaving EastEnders.
The former Britain’s Got Talent star plays Shakil Kazemi in the BBC soap but it was recently revealed that his character will be murdered in a hard-hitting knife crime storyline.
Now that he is not filming the soap, he’s revealed a brand new appearance after bleaching his hair blonde.
Shaheen revealed his new look with posts on Instagram from a night out with former and current cast members of the show.
His character will soon fall victim to a vicious stabbing as he and Keegan are attacked by a gang.
Spoiler pictures recently showed his funeral on the show, with the soap working with former star Brooke Kinsella to raise awareness of knife crime.
The actress lost her brother, Ben, a decade ago when he was stabbed, and she has become an anti-knife crime campaigner since.
In a statement she said: “It is now 10 years since we lost Ben to this horrific crime and it is impossible to put into words how Ben’s murder has affected my family.
“The pain of Ben’s loss will never go away, there isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t think about him and miss him.
“I commend the EastEnders team for choosing this storyline to portray the realities of knife crime.
“With knife crime on the increase it is vitally important that we help people understand its lasting impact.
“Carrying a knife won’t protect you, it won’t give you status, harming or stabbing someone isn’t a trivial act. It simply destroys lives forever.
“We need to do more to help people understand this, especially young people.
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“That’s why my family and I set up the Ben Kinsella Trust to help educate young people away from knife crime.
“I believe that this storyline will bring home the realities of knife crime to a wider audience and show how it damages the lives of victims, offenders, their families and friends forever.”
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