EastEnders star Sid Owen emerged from lockdown looking more like his old self after a horror accident last year.

The height of his fame saw the actor, 49, most recognised for his role as Ricky Butcher in EastEnders from 1988 until 2012.

Last January, the EastEnders star had a horror golfing accident where he fractured his jaw and had to have face reconstruction surgery.

Breaking cover, Sid looked utterly relaxed as he waited for a taxi.

Trendy as ever, the former soap star styled a leather jacket while he kept the chilly air at bay.

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EastEnders' Sid Owen breaks cover looking more like his old self after freak accident
EastEnders' Sid Owen breaks cover looking more like his old self after freak accident

His cool sunglasses were slipping down his forehead while he waited for the taxi by himself.

It's his first sighting since Sid refused to appear on camera on Loose Women back in October following the accident.

At the time, the former soap star told the panel he was still having problems with his teeth.

Ricky Butcher in EastEnders
The height of his fame saw the actor, 49, most recognised for his role as Ricky Butcher in EastEnders from 1988 until 2012

However, the TV personality said he was unable to get to the dentist to sort it out amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

During his Loose Women call, Sid reunited with Patsy Palmer who played his on-screen romantic interest Bianca.

Attention turned to Sid and he admitted his confidence had been "knocked" after his accident.

Sid Owen who plays the loveable character Ricky Butcher
Last January, the EastEnders star had a horror golfing accident where he fractured his jaw and had to have face reconstruction surgery

He said on Loose Women in October: "Back in January, I had my accident and I'm still having problems with my teeth and stuff like that.

"Down to coronavirus I've not been able to get down to the dentist.

"So it's knocked my confidence a bit."

Sid Owen who plays the loveable character Ricky Butcher
It's his first sighting since Sid refused to appear on camera on Loose Women back in October following the accident

Last year, Sid shared details of the extensive face reconstruction surgery he had after a golfing accident.

The EastEnders star was slammed in the face by a golf ball when it rebounded off a tree during a holiday, in Thailand.

His jaw was shattered and he lost six teeth.

Yet Sid said he was "lucky" because doctors told him the impact could have killed him.

Former Eastenders actor Sid Owen who plays the loveable character Ricky Butcher
Breaking cover, Sid looked utterly relaxed as he waited for a taxi

Doctors said he could have died if the ball had hit him two inches higher.

Sid said he was left in "total agony". He told The Sun : “One minute I’m playing a round and the next I’m in total agony and on my way to hospital.

“But actually I’ve almost been lucky because they’ve told me if it had hit me two inches higher up I’d probably be dead from that sort of impact.”