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11 stars we met as children, and are oddly attracted to now they're grown up.

If what we feel about these former child stars is wrong, we don’t want to be right, dammit.

There needs to be a word to describe that awkward moment when you realise those cute childhood stars from 20-odd years ago are now hot. Super hot. Mega hot. Adult hot.

Think we’re weird? Well, check your judgement at the door please because we’re sure we’re not alone in finding these 11 former childhood stars (inappropriately) attractive now they’re grown-up.

And stay tuned for next week, when we present our list of our favourite female child stars who grew up to be smokin’.

1. Matthew Lewis

No discussion on this topic would be complete without a reference to Harry Potter actor Matthew Lewis, aka Neville LongbottomHe’s the former adorably geeky child star whose transformation into attractive adult man was so spectacular, we now have a name for it: “to Neville Longbottom”.

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2. Prince Harry

We liked him when he was a kid for being adorable and cheeky. And now, well, what’s not to like?

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3. Jeremy Sumpter

Yep, that’s right. The kid from Peter Pan is now a bona fide stud. A stud with stubble. Hold us….

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4. Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Jonathan Taylor Thomas, or JTT, if you will, was the super-cute kid from Home Improvement. Now he’s a super-handssome hipster dreamboat, complete with ruffled hair, thick framed glasses and piercing blue eyes.

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5. Nicholas Hoult

The geeky little boy from About A Boy grew up, stopped singing ‘Killing Me Softly’ with his mum, bought a very well cut suit and became deeply, deeply attractive. Wipe the saliva from your bottom lip please, seriously.

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6. Zack and Cody

Dylan and Cole Sprouse played Zack and Cody in their Disney sitcom. They were sweet little shaggy haired mischief makers and now they could pass for male models. Just check out the ‘blue steel’ action second from the right.

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7. Devon Sawa

If you were a kid in the 90s, you probably had a crush on Devon Sawa, of Casper and Now and Then fame. Well, he’s developed muscles, the odd forehead line and spiked that dorky hair now and voila: the kid in the stripy t-shirt is officially hot.

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8. The Brothers Hanson

Zac. Isaac. Taylor. They don’t look like this any more…

They’ve changed. For the better. Mmmmmmmmm (Bop)!

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 Do you have any conflicted feelings about former child stars? Who have we missed?

 Here’s some more smouldering child stars for your viewing pleasure.

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