EastEnders Little Mo star shows off blonde hair transformation and looks incredible

She was played by Kacey Ainsworth

Kacey Ainsworth

by Asher Brandon |

Kacey Ainsworth captured the hearts of Eastenders fans across the UK when she took up role of Little Mo in 2000.

Those who know her from from her stint in the East End will be surprised to hear she looks completely different now as her signature long brown locks are no more as Kacey's gone short and blonde - and she looks incredible.

She revealed her bleach blonde shag cut in a post on Instagram earlier this week with the caption, "New bins and a bit of a shag - how’s your Monday shaping up ? #growoutbangs #shaghaircut #blonde #blondspiraton #fifty."

Her fans were quick to compliment her on the new look. One person wrote, "Bloody gorgeous as always ❤️."

Another commented, "Thanks for trying out my new potential looks for me sis 🙌x."

Someone else added, "😍 Loving a bit of a shag ! Looks lovely and glasses too Xx."

One person acknowledged how different she looks compared to her time on Eastenders. They wrote, "You don’t look a bit like Little Mo these days" and we have to agree. She looks like a completely different person - and she is ROCKING the new look.

This isn't the first time Kacey's changed her look up. Back in 2019 she cut her hair off and died it blonde.

Kacey Ainsworth bob

But outside of her frankly INCREDIBLE new look, what's Kacey been up to since she left Eastenders in 2006?

Who is Kacey Ainsworth?

Kacey Ainsworth is an actor best known for playing the ICONIC Little Mo Mitchell in Eastenders. She joined the show in 2000, leaving in 2006 after her character was written out.

Outside of her work on Eastenders she also has acting credits in The Bill, A Touch of Frost and Grantchester and is an accomplished stage actor. In 2019 she appeared as Mrs. Lovett in a revival of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, at Liverpool's Everyman Theatre. According to the Guardian Kacey gave an "outstanding performance."

What happened to Little Mo on Eastenders?

Little Mo arrived in Albert Square in 2000 with her family. When her husband Trevor Morgan arrives on the scene it quickly becomes clear that he is incredibly abusive towards her, with him soon becoming the antagonist of the series.

When Mo fights back against him she is arrested. Trevor soon dies, however and Mo marries his sworn enemy Billy Mitchell. Their marriage sadly doesn't work out, owing to a storyline involving sexual assault, and Mo ends up in an affair with her brother in law Alfie Moon.

Her sister eventually finds out about the affair causing tension between the two of them. Honestly poor Mo just could not catch a break.

When she enters into another relationship, this time with heartthrob doctor Oliver Cousins, she is met with false accusations that she hurt her son Freddie. These accusations, and her resulting poor reputation in her community, are what force Mo to leave Walford and this is sadly the last we see of her.

Kacey Ainsworth Grantchester

Kacey currently plays the role of Cathy Keating in the ITV detective drama Grantchester. She joined the show in 2014 and plays Robson Green's character DI Geordie Keating's wife.

Kacey Ainsworth Call the Midwife

Kacey starred in an episode of Call the Midwife in 2014 playing the character of Nancy.

Who are Kacey Ainsworth's family?

Kacey is in a relationship with her partner Darren Hales, who works as a plumber. They have two children together, a son called Elwood and a daughter, Blossom.

Does Kacey Ainsworth have Instagram?

She does - you can follow her @kaceyainsworth.

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