Britain’s Got Talent’s child star Shaheen Jafargholi unrecognisable 15 years since show debut

Britain’s Got Talent child star Shaheen Jafargholi wowed the judges when he first appeared on the show back in 2009.

Launching into Smokey Robinson’s Who’s Lovin’ You, based on the Jackson 5 recording, the 12 year old received a standing ovation from the audience after impressing with the soulful number. But things hadn’t begun so smoothly. Shaheen’s first audition song was a cover of Amy Winehouse’s Valerie.

Judge Simon Cowell, who appeared on the show alongside Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan, stopped him from singing after just two lines, saying:”You got this really wrong,” before asking the young singer for another number.

Eventually, Shaheen ended up finishing in sixth place in the whole competition and later sang Who’s Lovin’ You at the funeral and memorial service for pop icon Michael Jackson.

He then went on to appear in EastEnders, playing Shakil Kazemi – the younger brother of Kush Kazemi – from 2016 to 2018. After that he moved to Casualty, where he’s been playing nurse Marty Kirkby.

Now aged 26, Shaheen is barely recognisable from, his childhood days.

Shaheen Jafargholi
Shaheen Jafargholi came to fame on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009

The actor, now 25, took to Instagram to show off a new look during a sun-soaked getaway to Ibiza.

In the photo, Shaheen rocked a snug graphic T-shirt teamed with classic blue jeans, Calvin Klein underwear peeking out, sleek black shades, and a trendy black bag adorned with a chunky silver chain.

Captioning the post “Magnificus x3,” Shaheen certainly caught the attention of his 119k followers.

Fans were quick to shower him with compliments in the comments section, with one admirer declaring, “Stunning”, and another playfully proposing, “Marry me?”

Another snap showed the actor chilling on a rock, clad in all-black attire, gazing into the distance.

Underneath this picture, fans continued their praise, with one commenting: “Prettiest person ever.”

Another follower expressed their admiration, saying, “You’re looking very nice in this Photo @shaheenjafa! ! !”

His Eastenders character was killed off during a plot about knife-crime
His Eastenders character was killed off during a plot about knife-crime

Shaheen looked chic as he lounged on a rock for a quick snap
Shaheen looked chic as he lounged on a rock for a quick snap

His holiday album also includec a breathtaking sunset shot, a tempting glimpse at his meal, and a dinner selfie with Amy-Leigh Hickman, fondly remembered as Carmen Howle from Tracey Beaker Returns.

Shaheen’s character on EastEnders met a tragic end as part of a significant knife-crime storyline, which was produced in collaboration with Brooke Kinsella MBE.

Brooke, who portrayed Kelly Taylor on the beloved soap, has been an outspoken advocate against knife crime following the tragic stabbing death of her brother Ben in 2008.

Shaheen played Kush Kazemi’s younger brother

Shaheen’s character and his best mate Keegan Baker, played by Zack Morris, found themselves in trouble after stealing a bike from a gang, leading to them being stabbed in a dark alleyway.

While Keegan was discovered by Danny Dyer’s character Mick Carter, Shakil was found by Kathy Beale (Gillian Taylforth) and Masood Ahmed (Nitin Ganatra).

Despite being rushed to hospital, Shakil sadly passed away due to his injuries after losing too much blood.

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