Only Fools and Horses' Damien Trotter actor 'unrecognisable' in EastEnders

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Only Fools and Horses appeared backmost connected screens for a Christmas peculiar occurrence successful 2001, and it featured Del Boy Trotter's troublemaking young son.

Damien Trotter, played by Ben Smith, was often described arsenic the "devil child" erstwhile helium appeared successful respective episodes pursuing Del Boy and Rodney becoming millionaires.

Since then, the histrion has appeared successful respective TV shows and films, and looks "unrecognisable" from his puerility days, the Mirror reports.

In much-loved festive episodes of the British sitcom, Damien was known for annoying his uncle Rodney - though his parents thought helium was a "chip disconnected the aged block".

Ben Smith told astatine Only Fools instrumentality normal helium was arrogant to beryllium 1 of 7 actors playing Damien explaining: "I deliberation Damien is simply a modern young Del Boy possibly that we ne'er really saw increasing up but each the references we get from the amusement from erstwhile helium was younger helium seemed similar a existent 'jack the lad'.

"So I'd ideate that Damien is simply a modern young mentation keeping up-to-date with gangster rap and each that culture."

Ben Smith terrorised Albert Square erstwhile helium played Tegs Teague successful EastEnders

Ben Smith terrorised Albert Square erstwhile helium played Tegs Teague successful EastEnders

After his stint connected Only Fools and Horses, Ben went connected to diagnostic successful aggregate different TV shows including EastEnders, wherever helium played troublesome Tegs Teague.

He appeared arsenic the main person of a pack called "the E20" who stole from the market, harassed Dot Branning, and tried to verbally maltreatment Shirley Carter.

During 4 episodes successful 2008, Tegs wreaked havoc successful Albert Square and yet stabbed Jay Brown earlier getting arrested.

He's besides featured successful apical bid specified arsenic Teachers, The Bill, Help! I'm a Teenage Outlaw, Misfits, Doctor Who, Holby City, Silent Witness, and Goodnight Mister Tom, among others.

More recently, the present 32-year-old took connected the relation of Robbie Lennox successful the bid Resistance successful 2019, which is the sequel bid to the 2016 bid Rebellion, and acceptable during the 1916 Easter Rising successful Ireland.

The TV play combines existent and fictional characters and has helped to item the guerrilla run led by Michael Collins that helped overthrow British regularisation successful what became the Republic of Ireland a period ago.

Only Fools and Horses fans were delighted arsenic the West End amusement returned to stages past period aft being postponed owed to pandemic restrictions.

It was dedicated to the precocious John Challis, who played Boycie connected the amusement and sadly died of crab successful September past year.

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