Shameless twin stars Luke and Elliot Tittensor look unrecognisable 18 years on

EMMERDALE and Shameless twin stars Luke and Elliot Tittensor look unrecognisable 18 years on from their TV debut.

The brothers both portrayed Carl Gallagher on hit Channel 4 series Shameless during its first series, before Elliot took over the role for the rest of its run.

Emmerdale and Shameless twins Elliot and Luke Tittensor look unrecognisable now

Emmerdale and Shameless twins Elliot and Luke Tittensor look unrecognisable nowCredit: Channel 4
Luke played Daz Eden in Emmerdale while Elliot continued the role they originally shared of Carl Gallagher in Shameless

Luke played Daz Eden in Emmerdale while Elliot continued the role they originally shared of Carl Gallagher in ShamelessCredit: Handout

Following the success of the show, Luke then landed a role in Emmerdale as Daz Eden in 2003.

He remained in the role until 2009, when his contract was ended due to a criminal conviction.

However he later landed roles on Waterloo Road, Holby City and Casualty.

Meanwhile Elliot has starred in Dunkirk and Silent Witness.

Now, the twins have teased a role in Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon, and appeared on the red carpet at its premiere earlier this week.

Shameless and Emmerdale fans would be forgiven for not recognising them, as their closely cropped hair from their teenage years has been replaced with much longer locks.

The brothers – now 32 – both had their hair tied back and they both sported bushy, hipster style beards.

Luke wrote alongside a snap on Instagram: “Top night at the HOTD premiere, capping off what was a truly beautiful experience.

“To share it with my twin bro @etittensor made it even better!

“A massive thank you to @houseofthedragonhbo for getting us involved with this project and to all the amazing cast and crew for making me feel at home.

“To step into a universe that I’ve watched and enjoyed was a blessing.”

Elliot added: “Game of Thrones is the only series I’ve watched all the way through and we stand on the shoulders of giants!

“I hope we can do everyone involved in the original show & the fans proud by continuing the greatness that is George RR Martin’s work.”

Te 32-year-old twins looked totally different on the House of the Dragon red carpet with long hair and bushy beards

Te 32-year-old twins looked totally different on the House of the Dragon red carpet with long hair and bushy beardsCredit: Splash