Airline’s Leanne Cheung unrecognisable 23 years after reality TV fame with huge star – and she still works for easyJet | The Sun

AN AIRLINE TV show favourite looks completely different 23 years after fame on the small screen.

The popular ITV series followed the highs and lows for those working for budget airline easyJet.

Airline ran on ITV for eight years from 1998 to 2006 and followed easyJet staff across the country.

One staff member was Leanne Cheung, who made her show debut in 1999.

During one episode, Leanne was offered a kiss by a cheeky passenger and another show saw her locking horns with an Irish passenger as she sat behind the check-in desk.

She was often seen covering up her brunette locks with her airline hat, opting for fresh natural make-up.


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Leanne has proved a loyal easyJet employee, too, with her LinkedIn page stating she is now a regional manager.

She looks completely different from her TV show fame as she cuddled up for a celeb selfie with TV presenter Rylan earlier this year.

He posted a series of happy snaps to his Instagram page showing the pair giggling as they posed in the sunshine.

Leanne showed off her new blonde hairstyle with poker-straight locks reaching past her shoulders.

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She wore a dazzling pair of silver earrings and a smart grey blazer coat in contrast to her black easyJet coat and tabard.

Rylan posted the picture on X, formerly known as Twitter, with the words: "Not ACTUAL Leanne Cheung from AIRLINE!?!!!!? I die x"

She replied with the comment: "Had the best night.. lovely to meet you FINALLY!!"

Rylan then responded with a red Emoji love heart.

Fans were quick to comment on Leanne's new look, with one writing: "SHE LOOKS F**KING STUNNING!!!"

Another wrote: "Iconic," as a third mused: "A pop culture moment for the books."

One then added: "Omg the icon."

Each episode of Airline lasted for 22 minutes and documented dramas that unfolded after missed flights, cancellations, police operations, illnesses and even the odd wedding.

It was a huge hit, raking in millions of viewers each episode, over the ten seasons.

Fellow Airline star Katrina Leeder also looks totally different to her time on the show.

Jane Bolton also left This Morning viewers doing a double take after appearing on the show earlier this year.

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She then told how she was wrongly portrayed as a "cow" on the show.

Jane has said she doesn't feel the show reflected the "empathetic and sympathetic" person she really is.

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