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Shock as Charlene shows off her new beau ... and it's not Robert!

RAW actress Charlene McKenna has made a very rare public appearance with her boyfriend this weekend, and it wasn't Robert Sheehan.

The normally private star showed up to the People Of The Year Awards on Saturday night with a new man on her arm, and to everyone's surprise it was London musician Macks Faulkron.

Charlene (27) had started dating Love/Hate actor Robert Sheehan back in April but now seems to have moved on to Macks.

The Monaghan actress posed for photos on the red carpet alongside her new love, despite the fact that Charlene had tried extremely hard to keep her previous romance with Robert under wraps during the summer.

When the Diary asked Macks if the pair were an item he responded: "Yeah, I'm her boyfriend."


The new romance will come as quite a shock to pals on the social scene, who had said she and Robert were really good together.

"Everything's going great between them," a source had revealed.

"They've been spending as much time as possible together before things get hectic for them again with filming commitments over the summer."

Meanwhile, Charlene is keeping busy filming for the new series of Raw but told the Diary that she's hoping to take a break soon.

"I've been working every day for the last three months now.

"I'm back and forth from London as well so it's hard to take a break," she explained.

"I do like keeping busy but I got five days in Spain and I'm planning on taking a break at Christmas to relax and just get fat," she said laughing.