CORONATION Street legend Charles Dale looks unrecognisable as he reveals his surprising new career.
The former soap star, 59, is best remembered for his role as Dennis Stringer in Corrie.
He joined the long-running ITV show back in 2000 and remained on the cobbles for two years.
However, during his short stint his character was involved in a number of dramatic storylines.
Dennis was tragically killed off in a car crash while on his way to Weatherfield General Hospital after discovering Les Battersby unconscious.
While Les survived and was unharmed, Dennis met his fate.
Now, exactly 20 years on from his departure from soapland, Charles has a completely new career.
He has a seat on his local council after the Welsh star ran for election earlier this year.
"Long story short, I am standing for election for my local council," he told his followers at the time.
In a recent picture of the actor Charles now boasts a thick grey beard as he was snapped with a cap on.
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When he's not busy dealing with council business and helping local constituents, Charles also helps run his family's record shop.
It's located in the Welsh seaside town of Tenby.
Charles also appeared on BBC One's Casualty where he played the role of MacKenzie "Big Mac" Chalker from 2007 until 2016.
He's also stared in crime drama The Bill, ITV's The Pembrokeshire Murders and Unforgotten.
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