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 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.”
Here we go .. panto time pic.twitter.com/74lAEEvtPB
— Kevin Kennedy (@mrkevkennedy) November 28, 2019
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.
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?”
I wonder what goes on here ? pic.twitter.com/sXxSTMRYST
— Kevin Kennedy (@mrkevkennedy) November 25, 2019
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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