Catherine Tyldesley has undergone a dramatic hair transformation following her departure from Coronation Street.
The actress, who played Eva Price in the ITV soap, has ditched her long blonde locks for a stylish brunette lob.
Catherine looked a world away from barmaid Eva as she showed off her new hairdo on Instagram.
The mirror selfie sees Catherine, 34, sporting her new brunette hairdo while wearing a floral dress.
She captioned the post: “Extremely special day for me today. Very honoured and humbled… here we go!!!
The star then thanked celebrity hair stylist Calum Tierney for “the new hair”.
Fans have gone wild over Catherine’s new look.
One person commented: “That hair colour is gorgeous,” while another gushed, “Loving the dark hair Cath. Suits you!”
Her former Corrie co-star Helen Flanagan was also a huge fan of Catherine’s hairdo.
She wrote: “Cath you look unreal I love you brunette!”
Catherine’s new look comes shortly after she left Coronation Street after seven years on the soap.
The actress announced last year that she was leaving the soap to pursue “new acting projects” and enjoy some time with her family.
She recently revealed she wants to stretch her wings beyond just performing and become a writer.
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, she said: “We plan to travel, laugh as much as possible, live in the moment, work hard and cuddle my boys
“In between, I’m writing books and scripts too, ideally on a beach or in the Lake District.”
She added: “It’s been the hardest decision of my life. Corrie is my second home – best seven years of my life.”
Catherine took to Instagram to share a video of herself sobbing as her co-stars clapped and cheered.
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She captioned the post: “That’s a wrap!!! Time to hang up Eva’s stilettos and wonder bras! My beautiful corrie family I ADORE you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
In the video, Catherine cuddles her on-screen baby Susie as her co-stars hug and kiss her goodbye.
Fans were also overcome with emotion and expressed their sadness to see Catherine leave the soap.
One person wrote: “You’re an amazing actor! Sad to see you go,” while another added: “Eva is one of my fave characters – can’t believe it.”
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