Eagle-eyed Coronation Street fans stunned to spot THIS in tonight's episode

Coronation Street
(Image credit: ITV)

There was something in tonight's Coronation Street that caught the attention of soap fans across the country...

Nick Tilsley's hair left Coronation Street fans baffled tonight as he managed to have a hair cut and grow a beard in a matter of minutes.

Tonight's Coronation Street opened with Leanne Battersby dashing over the cobbles at the crack of dawn in her dressing gown, desperate to see her son, Oliver.

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Fans were fixated on Nick's hair in tonight's Coronation Street (Picture: ITV)

Oliver was staying with dad Steve McDonald, but after his recent diagnosis with mitochondrial disease, Leanne had understandably decided she wanted to spend as much time with him as possible.

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However, it wasn't grieving Leanne's pyjamas that got everyone talking... it was Nick's hair!

Nick's mysterious new look...

Nick was seen racing after Leanne, also in his dressing gown, desperate to stop her waking the whole street considering it was only 5.30am.

Nick Tilsley Coronation Street

Nick was seen sporting a close shave and longer hair at the start of tonight's episode (Picture: ITV)

But instead of looking like he had just rolled out of bed, Nick was clean shaven with his hair looking longer than usual.

But fast forward to the next scene, and he was seen upon and dressed for work just a few hours later.

Nick Tilsley Coronation Street

Fast-forward just a few hours and Nick had appeared to magically grow a beard! (Picture: ITV)

However, Nick had managed to grow a beard in the short time, and had mysteriously managed to get himself a hair cut.

Clearly the continuity error had occurred after a break in filming at the ITV studios thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, but that didn't stop fans pointing out the blunder...

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As fans talked about Nick's new hair, Leanne was seen being pushed to the brink as she understandably struggled to get her head around what was happening with Oliver.

Nick Tilsley Coronation Street

Fans couldn't get their head around the continuity error that occurred thanks to filming disruptions (Picture: ITV)

The shattered mum refused to accept any help from Dr Gaddas when she suggested counselling, and Leanne later took her grief out on sister Toyah (Georgia Taylor).

Leanne lashes out... 

The pair clashed when Leanne verbally hit out at Toyah, who has been desperate to be a mum for years, telling her that she should be glad that she can't have kids because of the heartache they bring.

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Leanne took her anger and grief out on sister Toyah tonight (Picture: ITV)

But as Leanne continues to push everyone around her away, will she manage to finally accept the support she so desperately needs?

Coronation Street will temporarily air a reduced schedule of three episodes a week. Watch on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm on ITV. 

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.