EastEnders Anthony Moon has had quite the glow up

He was played by Matt Lapinskas

Anthony Moon EastEnders

by Asher Brandon |

Fans of EastEnders will likely remember actor Matt Lapinskas for his turn as Anthony Moon on the iconic soap between 2011 and 2012. Whilst he was only on the show for a year but he remains a memorable addition to the show. Anthony was the brother of fan favourite Tyler Moon, who was played by Tony Discipline.

You likely have an image of Matt in your head, but trust us when we say he has had a MAJOR GLOW-UP and looks completely different from the Anthony we remember from the square.

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Matt recently posted a picture of himself on Instagram with the inspirational caption, "Right Now life is great but I’m not done yet! Head down and grafting more and more! Just bettering myself as each days comes!

"Stay true to who you are never let negativity define who you can be! Love ❤️"

He has definitely come a long way from his time on EastEnders. From seeing this glow-up you may be wondering what Matt has been up to since he left the show in 2012.

Well wonder no more... here's everything Matt Lapinskas has been up to since he left EastEnders.

What is Matt Lapinskas up to now?

It has recently been announced that Matt will be taking on the role of a new villain in Hollyoaks. They have been filming scenes in Majorca, meaning something exciting is in the works (and we can't wait to see it).

Matt announced the news with a post he shared on Instagram along with the show's official Instagram page.

Matt spoke of the role to The Daily Star Sunday. He said, "I love the scripts. I'm looking forward to getting my teeth into it.

"I'll be causing some trouble - the storyline is very intense."

Matt Lapinskas on Dancing on Ice

In 2013 Matt competed in the eight series of Dancing on Ice. He finished as a runner up alongside his dance partner Brianne Delcourt. The series was ultimately won by Olympic artistic Gymnast Beth Tweddle and her professional dance partner Daniel Whiston. After competing in the show Matt took part in the Dancing on Ice UK tour.

Matt Lapinskas and Shona McGarty

Matt dated his EastEnders co-star Shona McGarty, who plays Whitney Dean, for 18 months in 2013/2014. She pair chose to call it a day after they grew distant while Matt was filming Dancing on Ice in 2014.

There was speculation at the time that Matt had become too close to his dance partner Brianne, although when Shona announced their split on Twitter she made clear this was not the case. Shona wrote, "Thanx 4 support guys! Yes its true Matt and I have split but it has NOTHING 2 do with Brianne. Clear head and new beginnings! Mwah xx."

Here's what the original EastEnders cast are up to now:

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Den Watts, played by Leslie Grantham

'Dirty' Den Watts was Albert's Square's original villain, terrorising his wife and neighbours and getting his teenaged daughter's best friend pregnant.His marriage to alcoholic Angie Watts was one of the most tempestuous the soap had ever seen and a year after we were introduced to them he handed her divorce papers on the 1986 Christmas Day episode – watched by a record breaking 30.15million viewers. He was "killed off" by an East End gang in 1989, but returned again in 2003 for an 18 month stint, before being killed off for good at the hands of his second wife, Chrissie Watts.His character has been described by EastEnders executive producer Louise Berridge as being arguably one of the most iconic soap characters ever.

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Matt Lapinskas' girlfriend

As far as we know Matt is currently single, although there have been rumours floating around that he is dating Love Island star Amy Day after they were spotted attending the Dirty Dancing opening night gala together in London. However, any relationship between them has yet to be confirmed.

Matt Lapinskas and Amy Day
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Matt Lapinskas' Twitter

You can follow Matt @mattylapinskas.

Matt Lapinskas' Instagram

You can follow Matt @mattlapinskas.

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