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Friday 6th December 2019

Former Coronation Street actor Kevin Kennedy looks unrecognisable in new role

He played fan favourite Curly Watts for 20 years...

Kevin Kennedy played fan favourite Curly Watts in Coronation Street for 20 years, a role many viewers would love to see him reprise.

But the actor, 58, is currently portraying a very different character - and he looks unrecognisable in the role.

Kevin Kennedy played Curly Watts between 1983 and 2003 (Credit: ITV)

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Kevin has taken on the role of Cinderella's muddled and confused father Baron Hardup in pantomime at Cambridge Arts Theatre.

Former I'm A Celebrity... star Wayne Sleep will play one of the ugly sisters in the production, while Liza Goddard will play the Fairy Godmother.

Sharing a selfie with his 13,200 Twitter followers, Kevin wrote: "Here we go... Panto time."

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And his fans were quick to comment on his changed appearance - his ruddy nose and cheeks, black eyeliner and hair sticking up on end.

Many compared the actor to a very famous late comedian, with one typing: "Stan Laurel double!"

Another said: "AKA Stan Laurel???"

Kevin left Corrie in 2003, after 20 years playing unlucky-in-love Curly whose ill-fated relationship with Raquel Woolstenhume - aka Sarah Lancashire - had viewers rooting for them both.

Raquel and Curly had an on-off relationship (Credit: ITV)

After leaving the ITV soap, Kevin went on to star in Blue Murder, Doctors and Holby City - as well as many stage roles.

Just this week, Kevin hinted that his character might be returning to the soap.

Kevin posted a picture of the Corrie studios in Salford onto his Twitter account.

Alongside the photo, Kevin wrote: "I wonder what goes on here?"

Fans rushed to tell the former soap star how much they'd love to see him return.

One tweeted: "Would love to see you back on the Street."

A second commented: "A Rovers Return would be amazing."

A third added: "It would be great if you came back for a visit to see your old friends."

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