Gavin and Stacey fans shocked as they bump into Neil the baby actor all grown up on holiday in Wales | The Sun

GAVIN and Stacey fans have been left stunned after they bumped into Neil the baby actor, all grown up on vacation in Wales.

The star is an iconic character in the hit BBC sitcom series.

Named in full as Neil Noel Edmund Smith Jr, he is the son of Vanessa "Nessa" Jenkins (Ruth Jones) and Neil "Smithy" Smith (James Corden) born from an encounter after they slept together in a hotel.

Oscar Hartland, now 14 years old, has grown a long way from the baby he played in the popular BBC show.

Fans spotted him on holiday in Wales and were shocked at how grown up he looked.

In a TikTok video posted by a Nessa, a Gavin and Stacey impersonator, a mature Oscar grinned at the camera and said, "Alright mam, how's it going, alright?"

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Fans were taken aback by how "grown up" Oscar appeared and flocked to the comments section to discuss it.

One wrote: "Wow he looks so much older now! Good boy."

A second added: "Oh my god he's growing too fast."

A third commented: "Can't believe that's Neil the baby my god how he's grown."

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A fourth penned: "Wow, is that Neil the baby?"

BBC viewers may also know him as a contestant in The Voice Kids.

He was one of three babies to play the role in the original series run, but he was also selected to reprise the role in the Christmas special in 2019.

And although he may not have had any lines due to his age at the time, he was still paid accordingly for his work.

Oscar is now also in a band called the Redwood City and they are currently competing on The Voice Kids.

Oscar started the band with his friends after discovering his love for rock music.

They caught the eye of casting producers and in the auditions, the likes of Pixie Lott, Danny Jones and Ronan Keating all turned thier chairs around.

Reflecting on his journey into the competition, he hinted that the band signed up right away.

He explained: "Why wouldn’t we do it?” I was amazed that they had seen it. It was an opportunity we couldn’t refuse.

"And why rock? ‘It’s for everyone, all ages. You can be more creative than with pop music.’

"I went to do a world tour. I want to go to America and head to Redwood City. It’s the name of our band, but we haven’t been."

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And although his mind is currently on his music, he still has acting intentions as he said: "I like both equally. I’d love to do a Star Wars movie."

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