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Coronation Street star wows fans with MAKEOVER to look like Normal People's Marianne

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Fans couldn't believe their eyes as former Coronation Street star Paula Lane revealed a new look...

Former Coronation Street favourite Paula Lane has enjoyed watching the BBC Three drama Normal People so much that she has styled her hair to look just like Marianne Sheridan.

The actress, who soap fans will remember as Weatherfield's Kylie Platt, has wowed fans on social media after sharing a picture with her hair styled in the same way as Normal People's Marianne, complete with a perfect fringe.

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Paula as her Coronation Street alter ego, Kylie Platt (Picture: ITV)

In fact, the former Coronation Street favourite looked so like actress Daisy Edgar-Jones, who plays Marianne, that fans were quick to point out that she was the spitting image of her on-screen idol.

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Paula's former Coronation Street co-star Catherine Tyldesley commented: "You're the image of her! Beautiful!".

While a fan commented: "Your hair is very Marianne", while another said: "I have done exactly the same thing with my hair!".

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Paula admitted that she had loved watching the BBC adaptation of Sally Rooney's book Normal People so much that she decided to give herself a Marianne makeover in honour of the show.

The mum of two also admitted that she was in mourning for the show - like the rest of the nation - after she had finished watching the last episode on screen.

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Paula has styled her hair to look like Normal People's Marianne (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC/Element Pictures/Hulu)

Normal People has taken the world by storm after hitting our screens in April, and with lockdown giving people more time on their hands, fans have been binge-watching the series on iPlayer.

In fact the show has been such a massive hit that a record number of people have been streaming the BBC Three series from iPlayer, and now there is talk of bringing the channel back to our TVs after previously being made available online-only.

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Fans of Normal People will know that Daisy Edgar-Jones' character, Marianne, is infamous for her stylish fringe - with her hairstyle quickly becoming the most popular look of 2020 so far.

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
Claire Crick

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 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.