Coronation Street actress Alexandra Mardell debuted a dramatic new look at a red carpet theatre event last night.
The 25-year-old star – who plays trainee crimper Emma Brooker in the Weatherfield soap – was attending a performance of musical Annie, which has transferred to Manchester from the West End.
Known for her blonde curls, Alexandra seemed to be paying tribute to the production’s title character with a sleek, strawberry blonde bob.
But according to her social media, the striking change in Alexandra’s appearance may not be as huge as it first appears.
Sharing a snap of her ‘date night’ on Instagram, the soap favourite hinted her new ‘do was in fact a wig.
“Trying to be Annie in @hairarvina,” she noted in the caption.
According to some reports, luxury hairpieces of a similar appearance can go for as much as £950.
Fans were blown away by the head-turning style choice, hailing the Audrey’s apprentice actress as “gorgeous”.
“Your hair really looks fabulous like this!” commented one follower on Instagram.
“Oh wow, I didn’t recognise you! You look stunning,” added another.
A third enthused: “Your hair looks insane!”
Unlucky-in-love character Emma first appeared on the cobbles in April 2018, having a brief fling with David Platt as he struggled with his rape ordeal.
Since then the sweet-natured hair salon hopeful has been romanced by Chesney Brown – but he seems to have turned his attentions to Gemma Winter.
– Coronation Street airs Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7.30pm and 8.30pm on ITV
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