Emmerdale’s Nicola King showed off her dramatic new look this week – but not all fans were behind the image transformation.
Nicola debuted a striking new ‘do when she arrived at Home Farm with a plan for boss Graham Foster.
But it wasn’t her actions that raised eyebrows – it was her barnet!
The long-standing character, played by Nicola Wheeler since 2001, has ditched her trademark blonde locks in favour of a bright crimson look.
As well as the red colour, Nicola’s style was a choppier, layered bob.
Priya Kotecha was quick to notice the dramatic change, as were the fans who rushed to express their opinion on social media!
Arriving at Home Farm in search of boss Graham Foster, Nicola bumped into Priya who joked that she had become a “fiery redhead”.
She said: “It’s a brave choice… I’m joking. It suits you, being a fiery redhead.”
As Nicola plotted against Graham as he flounders in his pit of despair, fans gathered on Twitter to critique her new look.
"…it's not going to take him long to notice what we're up to."
— Emmerdale (@emmerdale) December 11, 2018
One gushed: “Love Nicola’s new look.”
Another added: “Love nicola’s hair switchup.”
Others weren’t so kind, however, with some comparing Nicola’s new look to “Chucky” and the clown from IT.
Some thought Nicola resembled “Janet Street Porter without glasses”, Thelma from Scooby Doo or Most Haunted’s Yvette Fielding.
While one even asked to know the name of the hairdresser!
— Maggie🏴 (@walesforever6) December 11, 2018
Loving Nicola's new do #Emmerdale
— fruittrifle (@fruittrifle45) December 11, 2018
Nicola’s new haircut. I think it’s the first time I’ve seen someone with MORE hair after a haircut than they had before. The colour, the texture, the volume I’d like to know the name of the hairdresser that achieved that PLEASE. #Emmerdale
— Eileen M Cumiskey (@cumiskey55) December 11, 2018
— Flossy ✨ (@emmaflossy) December 11, 2018
— All In The Name Of Emmerdale (@Ishipvanity) December 11, 2018
I think Nicola looks pretty fit as a "ginge!" #Emmerdale
— R-Sole ♏ (@Akawhingy) December 11, 2018
— Emmerdale Fans (@TheEmmerdaily) December 11, 2018
One wrote: “When did Nicola turn into Yvette Fielding? Both equally as irritating though. Whoever did that dye job needs sacked.”
Another harsh critic said: “I don’t like Nicola hair at all whoever did it must be blind.”
One more simply typed: “What is wrong with Nicola hair???”
what is wrong with Nicola hair ??? #emmerdale
— Kirsty cruk plymouth (@kirsty_crukplym) December 11, 2018
I don't like Nicola hair at all whoever did it must be blind #Emmerdale
— Roberto Diniro gay (@diniro_roberto) December 11, 2018
Nicola doing a Chucky #Emmerdale
— Ani (@anibod) December 11, 2018
— Zena B (@Crazy_zena) December 11, 2018
— CockadoodyWilkes (@CockadoodyWilke) December 11, 2018
— Steven Hampson 🖖 (@StevenJohnHamp1) December 11, 2018
Whether fans liked her hair or not, we’ll all have to wait and see if she manages to steal Graham Foster’s fortune from under him.
Or will she meet her match in Kim Tate in 2019?
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