EastEnders’ Jessie Wallace, 51, looks worlds away from Kat Slater with ‘cute’ short hair and glasses after makeover

EASTENDERS’ Kat Slater star Jessie Wallace has an all-new look — and there’s not even a hint of leopard print.

The 51-year-old looks almost unrecognizable compared to her character after a major makeover.

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EastEnders viewers know Jessie Wallace as Walford’s Kat SlaterCredit: BBC
She looked very different in a selfie showing off her new short hair

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She looked very different in a selfie showing off her new short hairCredit: Instagram

Jessie posted a picture of her with a much shorter haircut and glasses in a simple black T-shirt.

East Enders fans were impressed, with one writing, “Love your new haircut and glasses! You look great!”

Another said, “Wow, your hair looks really good on you and you even look younger,” while several called it “cute.”

Another asked Jessie, referring to her co-star Letitia dean: “Are you and Shazza Watts drinking a magic potion? How do you stay so youthful and beautiful?”

The actress credited her acclaimed hairdresser Lino Carbosiero, 58, for the cut in the caption on Instagram in which she referred to him as “the scissorhands wizard.”

She added that her black and white Nimmo top was a tribute to the electronic music group. Jessie wrote, “I’m rocking my new coolest band t-shirt.”

One fan joked, referring to the decades of heartbreak and drama Kat endured on EastEnders, “You look fantastic for all the stress your character brings!”

The Sun revealed last month that Jessie and Carpenter friend Justin Gallwey, 50, is getting married after at least a year together.

Pals said the actress would invite her friends to join the BBC soap, including Alfie Moon star Shane Ritchie.

A source said: “Jessie is over the moon about her engagement and is starting to plan for her wedding.”

Jessie has had a string of boyfriends over the years, but never had one married.

She was due to wed in 2011 in a star-studded £300,000 ceremony to fiancé Vincent Morse before it was called off at the last minute.

But she allegedly told friends that she is ready to settle down and get married with Justin. A source explained, “Jessie wore the ring with pride.”

Jessie, seen here during a scene last month, looks very different on EastEnders

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Jessie, seen here during a scene last month, looks very different on EastEndersCredit: BBC