Skins star Mitch Hewer looks totally different almost two decades after starring on the show (Photo: Mitch Hewer/Instagram)

Skins star Mitch Hewer looks unrecognizable almost two decades after starring as Maxxie Oliver in the beloved series.

The actor, now 34, appeared in the first two seasons of the E4 teen drama, which hit screens in 2007.

As part of the show's 'first generation', he appeared alongside Nicholas Hoult, Dev Patel, Daniel Kaluuya and Joe Dempsie.

His character was known for being a brilliant dancer whose favorite things were 'toast, boys, dancing, drawing, Arcade Fire and the Sistine Chapel'.

After last being seen as Maxxie in 2008, Mitch now looks totally different, with his trademark blonde hair gone and the actor sporting a beard.

Often sharing updates about his life on social media, Mitch has recently posted photos with his family, as well as workout photos.

Mitch Hewer as Maxxie in Skins

He played Maxxie in the first two seasons (Photo: E4)

The most recent, shared in December 2023, shows him and his family enjoying the views of Disneyland Paris.

Mitch and his partner Tash, a social worker, welcomed a daughter named Aria Isabella in December 2021.

When announcing her birth, he commented on the photo: 'That pout'.

His character was known for being a passionate dancer (Photo: Channel 4)

Since then, Mitch has shared several photos with his daughter and partner, including some from their summer vacations from recent years.

He also shares updates with fans about his personal and professional life on TikTok and YouTube, while also providing videos to fans through Cameo.

Mitch welcomed his daughter Aria in 2021 (Photo: Mitch Hewer/ Instagram)

Some of his past videos on his social media channels include him watching and reacting to old episodes of Skins.

After leaving the series in 2008, Mitch went on to play Danny Miller on Britannia High that same year.

From 2016 to 2017, he played Mickey Ellisson in Casualty.

He has also appeared on Xtra Factor, This Morning, Richard and Judy's New Position and the BBC comedy show Never Mind the Buzzcocks alongside team captain Davina McCall and singer Alesha Dixon.

The Skins cast includes Mitch Hewer, Dev Patel, Nicholas Hoult, Hannah Murray, Joe Dempsie and Daniel Kaluuya

Skins ran from 2007 to 2013 (Photo: Channel 4)

In December 2009, he starred in the musical Never Forget, based on songs by boy band Take That.

In 2014, he appeared as Ben in Nightlight and as Steven Stevens in Behaving Badly, the film adaptation of Ric Browde's novel While I'm Dead Feed the Dog.

Created by father and son duo Bryan Elsley and Jamie Brittain, Skins followed the lives of a group of teenagers in Bristol during the two years of sixth form.

Her controversial stories have explored issues such as dysfunctional families, mental illness (such as depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and bipolar disorder), teenage sexuality, gender, substance abuse, death, and bullying.

Skins is broadcasting on Channel 4.

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