Fans SPEECHLESS as former Emmerdale star Sammy Winward reveals lookalike daughter

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Sammy Winward attends the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage) (Image credit: WireImage)

Can you tell them apart?!

Former Emmerdale star Sammy Winward has stunned fans after posting a picture of her lookalike daughter on social media.

The actress, who is best known to soap fans for playing Emmerdale's Katie Sugden between 2001 and 2015, shared the picture of 15-year-old Mia on Instagram.

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Sammy Winward played Emmerdale's Katie Sugden between 2001 and 2015 (Picture: ITV) (Image credit: Photographer: Helen Turton)

The actress told fans about how she had let her teenage daughter have her ears pierced for the second time.

Sammy also revealed that Mia had been to the hairdressers for her first set of highlights, making her look even more grown up than before.

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The actress wrote: "Finally gave in to getting her second earrings done and her first set of highlights! She's growing up way too fast for my liking!"

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Sammy's followers loved the mini me picture of stunning Mia, with many commenting that it was almost impossible to tell the mum and daughter duo apart.

Some of Sammy's former Emmerdale cast members also commented on how much the pair looked alike.

Amy Walsh, who plays Emmerdale's Tracy Metcalfe, commented: "I thought it was you!!"

Zoe Henry who plays village vet Rhona Goskirk agreed: "Literally like looking at you Sammy!"

Another former Emmerdale favourote, Mathew Bose, who played Paul Lambert between 2004 and 2015, also commented on Sammy's picture: "What a glorious beauty! However, literally thought that it was you - and you are still a great beauty!"

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Sammy's fans agreed with her Emmerdale friends. One commented: "I actually thought that was you."

Another added: "You look the same age as your daughter. Both totally beautiful!"

Two peas in a pod 

Back in June Sammy paid another tribute to her daughter, wishing her a happy birthday on social media by sharing a picture of the two of them together.

In the image, the pair once again look very similar, leading to fans commenting that they look like sisters rather than mum and daughter.

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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 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.