BBC’s Nina Warhurst unrecognisable in throwback snaps from Casualty stint

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    Nina Warhurst might be best known for presenting on the BBC, but viewers might not know that she once appeared on Casualty back in the 90s.

    It's clear the BBC Breakfast host is a lady of many talents as she once played a "spiky teen" on the medical soap back in 1997.

    And despite her impressive broadcasting career, Nina's acting credit in the Christmas special of Casualty was her first on-screen role.

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    Nina, 42, took to Twitter on Tuesday (October 18) to celebrate the BBC's 100th birthday with a series of throwback snaps from her Casualty stint.

    The BBC star looked dramatically different as a youngster, especially given the fact that her character landed herself in hospital with a bandage and several cuts across her cheek.

    The journalist couldn't help laughing at her first TV appearance, joking that she was rather like her mischievous character as she too used to like "keeping boys a secret".

    Alongside the archive snaps, Nina wrote: "Happy Birthday BBC [balloon emoji] Howling at finding my first appearance with Auntie.

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    "Casualty…a spiky teen in polyester, keeping boys a secret, causing parents endless headaches (v method for me in 1997 luvvies)."

    She concluded: "Here's to the next chapter… Proud to be part of it."

    Nina later poked fun at her younger self in a follow-up tweet that read:"…. And if you didn’t overpluck your eyebrows creating a vast chasm between the two, were you even there in the 90s?"

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    Nina's BBC Breakfast pal Naga Munchetty was thrilled by her colleague's acting career and replied: "Love this! Who knew?"

    Her co-host Jon Kay demanded footage as he chimed in: "This is true TV gold. Where is the actual tape???? We need to see it…."

    Former Breakfast anchor Dan Walker, who now works at Channel 5's 5 News, quipped: "No hi-vis?"

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    Nina quipped back: "Coulda been useful" alongside a photo of an overturned car from the episode, presumably a hint at how her character sustained her injuries.

    After Casualty, Nina went on to appear in British drama Heartbeat in 1998 and two-part ITV miniseries Butterfly Collectors in 1999.

    But she later entered into the broadcasting world with her first job at Russia Today, before moving on to the Guardian's Channel M, regional BBC channels and later BBC Breakfast.

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