Catherine Tyldesley presented a stunning transformation for a new role.
The former Coronation Street and Strictly Come Dancing star, who played bubbly blonde Eva Price in soap, took to Instagram to show off her new chocolate brown braids and bangs.
The Walkden actress has told fans that she enjoys transforming into a character.
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“I love to get rid of one character and move on to the next,” she wrote.
“My favorite part is the dig! The search, the transformation.”
Thanking her stylist, she said: “Thanks to the super talented @jrhairandbeauty, love my new look!
“So different from what I’m used to – love it !!”
Compliments poured in from his friends at Weatherfield.
“Gorgeous!” exclaims Samia Longchambon who plays Maria Windass.
“Superb x,” said Helen Flanagan who plays Rosie Webster.
“Love it !! Gorgeous xx,” said Georgia Taylor, who plays Toyah Battersby.
And Victoria Ekanoye who played Angie Appleton praised: “I love that hair on you.”
Strictly 2019 contestant Michelle Visage told her, “I love bangs.”
John Whaite, who competes this year with Cath’s former pro dance partner Johannes Radebe, commented: “Gawjus”.
And professional dancer Katya Jones gasped: “OMG !!! Stunner !!!”
Cath, who is married to photographer Tom Pitfield and has six-year-old son Alfie, played Eva Coronation Street from 2011 to 2018.
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Her popular character left the famous cobblestones with her daughter Susie to make a new start in France following the tragic suicide of her former fiance Aidan Connor.
After Corrie, she played Karen Norris on the BBC One sitcom Scarborough and she appeared in the 17th Strictly Come Dancing series.
Last month, she gave a dignified response after a Strictly Come Dancing viewer said he wouldn’t watch while same-sex couples compete.
This series, Great British Bake Off star John and Johannes, is the first all-male partnership since its launch in 2004.
Cath replied, “We will not miss you.”
She added, “May your sad soul someday find love and joy. God bless you.”