EastEnders fans in meltdown after THIS character gets a hilarious make over

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Shirley was trying out a new look last night...

EastEnders fans watched Shirley Carter try out a new look last night, and they couldn't get enough of the hilarious scenes.

Monday night's episode was packed full of drama as Vinny's party got out of hand, leading to an innocent Keegan getting arrested when police wrongly accused him of throwing a brick though the window of a police car.

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Shirley usually has short, cropped hair (Picture: BBC)

There was also trouble for Whitney when Leo's mum, Michaela, arrived in Walford with a vendetta against her, while Kush also had his hands full trying to look after Kat's kids while she is away.

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But despite the huge storylines going on, it was Shirley's hilarious new look that really got fans talking.

Jean made the huge decision to ditch her wig last night after her own hair had grown back enough after chemotherapy for her to not need it any more.

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Fans couldn't get enough for Shirley in her long wig (Picture: BBC)

To mark the milestone, Mo suggested they threw a joke funeral for her wig, now it wasn't needed any more, and Jean thought it was a brilliant idea and asked best friend Shirley over to help celebrate.

As the trio got drunk on vodka, they all wore wigs for the party, determined to give Jean's wig a good send off.

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Jean, Shirley and Mo all sorted wigs for their 'wig funeral' (Picture: BBC)

But it was Shirley's long, blonde, wig that got fans talking...

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Hilariously, some fans even thought that Shirley looked like rival Sharon Watts in her long wig.

We're not sure what Sharon would think of the comparison, but we can definitely see the likeness!

EastEnders will temporarily air a reduced schedule of two episodes a week. Watch on Mondays at 8pm and Tuesdays at 7:30pm on BBC One. 

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.