Ground Force's Charlie Dimmock attacked by cruel

She was heralded as a sex symbol for her lithe figure and attractive looks when she appeared on BBC's Ground Force between 1997 and 2005.

But after making her television comeback on new show Garden Rescue, airing on BBC now, Charlie Dimmock, 51, has shocked fans with her changed appearance, after trading her braless displays for more sensible, modest attire.

Users took to Twitter to comment that they almost didn't put two and two together when watching the presenter 12 years on, writing: 'Charlie Dimmock is on telly and she's unrecognisable. Took me ages to realise it was her.'

Transformation: Charlie Dimmock, 51, has shocked fans with her changed appearance on comeback show Garden Rescue

Transformation: Charlie Dimmock, 51, has shocked fans with her changed appearance on comeback show Garden Rescue, after she became a sex symbol after appearing on BBC's Ground Force between 1997 and 2005 (R - during Charlie's Ground Force days)

Others commented on the horticultural queen's new appearance, writing that they almost didn't recognise her: 'Haven't seen Charlie Dimmock since Groundforce. Blimey...

'Just watching something on tv with Charlie Dimmock. I wouldn't have recognised her unless she spoke... 

'Haven't seen Charlie Dimmock in years.' 

'I didn't recognise her!': Users took to Twitter to comment that they almost didn't put two and two together when watching the presenter 12 years on

'I didn't recognise her!': Users took to Twitter to comment that they almost didn't put two and two together when watching the presenter 12 years on

Shocked: Others commented on the horticultural queen's new appearance, writing that they almost didn't recognise her

Shocked: Others commented on the horticultural queen's new appearance, writing that they almost didn't recognise her

Gardening goddess: Charlie became known for her love of skimpy clothing, often going braless while she gardened

Gardening goddess: Charlie became known for her love of skimpy clothing, often going braless while she gardened

However, others heaped praise on the presenter, commenting on her impressive

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