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Casualty actress Amanda Mealing reveals dramatic new look

Amanda Mealing stunned BBC viewers when she unveiled an eye-popping transformation at the National Lottery Awards this week. The actress, 51, attended the red carpet award ceremony on Wednesday (26 September) and left her Casualty character Connie Beauchamp totally in the shade. In short, Amanda looked SMOKING HOT. Read more: Holby City actress thanks fans as Roxanna […]

Amanda Mealing stunned BBC viewers when she unveiled an eye-popping transformation at the National Lottery Awards this week.

The actress, 51, attended the red carpet award ceremony on Wednesday (26 September) and left her Casualty character Connie Beauchamp totally in the shade.

In short, Amanda looked SMOKING HOT.

Amanda Mealing National Lottery awards
W.O.W. Amanda Mealing presented an award (Credit: BBC)

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The actress, who has portrayed Connie in the BBC medical drama since 2004, presented an award at the event which was hosted by Strictly winner Ore Oduba.

Arriving on stage in a beautiful glittering Vivienne Westwood dress, Amanda was composed as she addressed the audience of heroes and celebrities.

But it was her flowing grey tresses that really surprised those who are more used to seeing her with Connie’s short brunette style.

Amanda Mealing National Lottery Awards
Double W.O.W. (Credit: BBC)

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In fact, Amanda looked barely recognisable from her usually uptight character for which she wears a wig.

A breast cancer survivor, Amanda told the audience: “It’s encouraging news that more and more people are surviving a breast cancer diagnosis in 2018.

“Many assume that once the medical treatment has finished, you’re fine. But, I can tell you first hand, that this is often when the emotional and psychological battle begins.

“That is why the BECCA app from Breast Cancer Care is tonight’s National Lottery Health winner.”

Amanda Mealing National Lottery Awards
No sign whatsoever of Connie Beauchamp (Credit: BBC)

Amanda was diagnosed with cancer in 2002, shortly after giving birth to her second son, and went on to have a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

She later posed topless to show off her scars, and then had breast reconstruction using a skin graft from her stomach.

Understandably proud of how she looks now, Amanda shared a photo of the night with her 22,400 Instagram followers.

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Messin’ in the dressing room. #NLAwards

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And they were quick to show their appreciation, with one writing: “Oh my gosh!! I DROPPED MY PHONE WHEN I SAW THIS one inspiration right there!!!”

Another typed: “You look sensational Amanda!! I hope you had a fantastic night. Xx.”

While many others labelled her “queen”, “incredible” and “stunning”.

Yep, it’s official , we have a serious crush!

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