Ex-Corrie star Richard Fleeshman looks completely unrecognisable 15 years after exit

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Coronation Street star Richard Fleeshman looks like a completely different person 15 years after leaving the cobbles.

The actor, who played teenager Craig Harris in the ITV soap looks worlds away from his on-screen goth character and has now ditched the eyeliner for bulging muscles and a golden tan.

Former soap star Richard, 32, played Helen Flanagan’s on-screen boyfriend, and he joined the cast of the cobbles in 2002.

Richard was just 12-years-old when he first appeared on screens across the UK as Rosie Webster’s troublesome yet loveable boyfriend.

After his character caused havoc in the soap for over four years, Richard eventually went on to pursue bigger and better roles after he turned sixteen.

Richard was just 12-years-old when he first appeared on screens across the UK as Rosie Webster’s troublesome yet loveable boyfriend

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Following on from his Corrie exit, the talented star went on to pursue his dreams of being a West-End star.

Richard proved his incredible acting skills when he bagged a highly-sought after supporting role in Legally Blonde and another lead role in Ghost: The Musical and Urinetown.

Although he’s arguably best known for his Criag Harris role, Richard has also turned his hand to music, and has proved that he’s equally as talented in both acting and singing departments.

Richard looks unrecognisable these days
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Back in 2003, Richard was the youngest person ever to win the Stars In Their Eyes celebrity special when he was just 13-years-old.

After his Corrie and West End debut, the star took a break from acting and decided to dedicate his full attention to his love of making music which led him to tour alongside Sir Elton John in 2008.

After the incredible success of the tour, Elton graciously asked Richard to accompany him again – not once, but twice.

Richard turned his hand to the music industry following on from his Corrie exit
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These days, when he’s not making music or learning lines for his latest acting role, Richard can be found working out and defining his gym-honed physique.

The star often shares Instagram updates of his fitness journey – much to the delight of his swooning fans.

Richard has ditched the goth locks for a stylish curly hairstyle, while his bulging muscles, Hollywood smile, and his devilishly handsome good looks have amassed thousands of followers to his Instagram account.

Unfortunately, for some adoring fans, Richard is a taken man.

Celinde Schoenmaker and Richard Fleeshman
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The actor-turned-singer is loved up with model girlfriend Celinde Schoenmaker.

And although he left Coronation Street over 15-years-ago, Richard is still the best of friends with fellow Corrie star Ryan Thomas.

The pair often share snaps of themselves on nights out, and most recently Ryan shared a gushing birthday tribute to his pal.

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