Remember Ben from Coronation Street? He looks VERY different nowadays

Errr, hello handsome

coronation street  Brooke Vincent, Sacha Parkinson, Lucien Laviscount And Ben Thompson

by Eden-Olivia Lord |

If you cast your mind back to Coronation Street in 2009, you'll remember Sophie Webster's boyfriend Ben Richardson.

He was the captain of the school's swimming team, he regularly attended church youth theatre and he was friends with the other teenagers on the street - including Sian Powers and Ryan Connor.

Ben started dating Sophie and she even became a Christian following their relationship but things took a slight turn when he kissed Ryan's mum Michelle Connor.

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Ben and Michelle kissed ©ITV

Ryan was furious with Ben and after Sophie discovered the truth, she dumped him and Ben left the cobbles.

Fast forward 11 years (since we last saw him on Corrie) and actor Lucien Laviscount, who played Ben, looks VERY different nowadays.

The former soap star recently posted a topless photo of himself and WOW.

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Paul starts work with Ed but it's soon clear that he's not on form as he admits that living in a house with four babies is taking a toll. When he makes a mess of Daniel's new kitchen, Ed offers him an apprenticeship.

It's safe to say that he's well and truly ripped and also excited about lockdown rules easing because he captioned the picture, "June 21st yeah...Let’s be avin ya!!!".

Lots of his followers were quick to comment with one person writing, " I just gasped out loud."

Another commented, "Lucien Jesus it’s early over here".

JLS' Aston Merrygold joked, "Haaa.. tell people u go gym without telling people u go gym 🤔".

After seeing the photo we, of course, had a scroll down his Instagram and it appears that he's still acting in fact he's set to appear in a movie named Trust that will be released on 12 March.

Following his time on Coronation Street, Lucien went on to star on Waterloo Road, Screen Queens and Celebrity Big Brother.

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If you watched CBB in 2011 you'll probably remember the surprising relationship that formed between Lucien and Kerry Katona.

They appeared to be very loved-up during their time in the house and viewers even got to see them kiss and cuddle.

However it didn't last outside the show but it seems that they left things on good terms and said it was their 12-year age gap that stopped them from going official.

While Kerry told OK! magazine that, "The age gap is definitely holding us back," Lucien admitted, "She’s not too old for me! I have a thing for older women".


Well, Kez is now loved-up with her fiancé Ryan Mahoney so it's a good job they didn't get into a relationship.

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