EastEnders' Kelsey Calladine-Smith looks very different to character Jada in glam snaps away from the soap

SHE joined EastEnders as Jada Lennox last year, but in real life Kelsey Calladine-Smith looks nothing like her character.

The 17-year-old is far cry from the single teen mum and instead leads a very glamorous life.

While Jada is rarely seen in anything other than a tracksuit, Kelsey loves to get glammed up and to experiment with her hair.

When she’s not filming in Walford, the actress visits London’s top restaurants with her friends and enjoys exotic holidays.

Earlier this year she soaked up the sun in Miami – looking world’s away from Jada, who lives with Sharon.

Before joining EastEnders, Kelsey appeared as Indigo Moon in The Worst Witch and also as Young Nala in the Lion King musical.

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Jada first appeared on the soap when she left her daughter Alyssa on Sharon’s doorstep asking her to look after her.

It later transpired that Alyssa was Sharon’s late son Denny’s child.

When she found out that Sharon (played by actress Letitia Dean) was ready to fight for the sole custody of Alyssa, Jada didn't think twice and ran.

However, Zack (James Farrar) eventually found her, bringing her back to Sharon for a fresh start.

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Securing herself a job at Denise Fox's salon, Jada is all set to make a living a find her independence.

However, things look set to become rocky again as Jada starts to be led off the rails by her friends, and 14-year-old Will Mitchell ends up getting involved.

When Kelsey landed the gig on the soap, she told her followers: “I am so happy to finally announce that I have joined the @bbceastenders cast !!My first episode airs tonight at 8pm or catch up on @bbciplayer.

“A BIG thank you to my amazing agents @sainoutalent

“I am so excited and I hope you guys are too. Thank you to everyone who has supported me along the way, it means a lot to me.”

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