Remember Ravi from Hollyoaks? Actor Stephen Uppal is a total hunk 12 years later

HOLLYOAKS' Ravi Roy looks very different 12 years after leaving the Channel 4 drama.

Actor Stephen Uppal played the "cheeky jack-the-lad" doorman at the local club, The Loft, with his character taking on some heavy storylines including a brain aneurysm and fighting local thugs.

Ravi was also central to a bisexual storyline and taking on bad boy Warren.

When he was first cast Stephen described his character saying: "Ravi certainly makes an impression when he arrives at Hollyoaks.

"His cocky attitude gets him a job as doorman at The Loft and he certainly wins over resident bad-boy, Warren, with his cheek.

"There’s also some chemistry between Ravi and Nancy, but if Nancy likes him, she’ll have to get her skates on before man-eater Mercedes beats her to it."

The 40-year-old Stephen joined Hollyoaks in 2008, but announced he was leaving the show just two years later

 “Sorry guys, yes I decided to leave a while back," he tweeted at the time.

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"I've had a good time but always wanted to leave after a few years. Bye bye Ravi Roy!”

Since leaving the show, Stephen has continued to work as an actor and branched out into writing and producing, describing himself as "Jack of all Trades. Master of None".

He has acted in theatre productions, The History Boys and Jack and the Beanstalk, and starred in British films, Freight and Pleasure Island.

The actor most recently worked in London shooting the short film Kaur "about a Sikh girl making a life changing decision."

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He then jetted over to France for the world famous Cannes Film Festival.

Stephen also produced and starred in the short film Abe about mental health which won him the best actor nod and best short film at The TriForce film festival.

Outside of work, Stephen is passionate about jujitsu and is learning the piano.

Stephen regularly shows off his buff body on Instagram and his martial arts skills.

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