It's been 11 years since Plan B aka London rapper Ben Drew released his album 'Who Needs Actions When You've Got Words', and five years since he released music of any kind.

Now, it seems that Drew is on the comeback trail and he's got a brand new image to go with it.

The 33-year-old musician and actor has been on hiatus for the last few years after becoming a father but released a new single 'In the Name of Man' back in May.

He also appeared at a one-off gig at Shakespeare's Globe the other day, where fans were surprised to see that he's lost a shedload of weight and now has grey/silver hair.

He revealed in a recent interview that actor Ray Winstone encouraged him to lose weight after they appeared together in The Sweeney in 2011.

"We were talking about my character and how someone as young as me has got the part," he said. "We were saying how I've got to be a man in his early thirties, super-smart, excels in exams, brilliant at sports and Ray looked me up and down and goes, 'Are you sure you're going to get yourself in good enough shape?'

"I thought right then and there, 'I'm going to do it'. That's the extra incentive I needed. I thought, 'I'll f**king show you, pal'."

See the transformation for yourself below:


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H/T: Digital Spy