Coronation Street star Ellie Leach has shown off a new look as her on-screen persona faces worrying times. Fans of the ITV soap opera will know the actress best for playing Faye Windass.
On Monday night’s trip to Weatherfield (April 4), viewers saw Faye and her boyfriend Craig find out that their roommate Emma Brooker was still seeing Jon Spear, Ted’s son whom Fays ran into on New Year’s Day with Emma. in the car before finding him dead in his dish and concealing their involvement.
Faye and Craig, who quit his police job after finding out what happened and helping his girlfriend, were furious with Emma when Jon showed up at their apartment because he forgot his phone. Jon hadn’t long asked Emma to move to Australia with him as the couple struggled to ignore their connection.
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But upon finding out about their secret affair, Faye said to Emma, ”How could you be so stupid?” before she and Craig clarified that she had to call things off with Jon as she couldn’t give birth in jail after recently finding out she was pregnant.
Heartbroken, a heartbroken Emma was later seen trying to end things with a devastated Jon. However, as Corrie fans will guess, that’s not the end of the story as the truth is expected to come out before the exit of Alexandra Mardell, who plays Emma, from the long-running soap opera.
Away from the plot, viewers will have spotted actress Ellie Leach, who plays Faye, sporting long, dark locks. But in real life, the 21-year-old went for the chop and took to Instagram to show off her new outfit.
Posing for a selfie, the soap star was covered in the glow of the sunset as she sat in a car. “Golden Hour,” she captioned the snap that debuted her fresh haircut, having cut a few inches in length to rest around her shoulders.
And fans quickly showered her with compliments.
“I love Ell hair,” @babsmc123 said as @stephjones_250195 echoed, “I love hair.”
@lifewithmia.xo wrote: “Wow so beautiful”, while @miyabamber commented: “Gorgeous girl!!”
Corrie viewers have yet to see Ellie’s new look on screen, with filming taking place at least a month in advance. But soon they will see scary scenes for Faye and Craig when she fears losing their baby.
In scenes airing on the soap this week, Jon will be seen demanding answers when Faye eventually blurts out that she and Emma are responsible for his grandfather’s death.
Later, Faye tells Emma that she thinks she is losing the baby and at the hospital, Craig and Faye wait for the scan results but are shocked by what they are told.