Corries Tracy Barlow star Kate Ford goes blonde in striking new look

Coronation Street actress Kate Ford who plays trouble-maker Tracy Barlow in the world's longest running soap has gone blonde.

The multi-award winning soap star is renowned for playing vengeful and mischievous Tracy as a brunette but it appears that the actress has decided on a new look, reports the MEN.

The 44-year-old has in fact just gone blonder with longer locks. but it seems the resounding opinion is that fans like it, with even some of her fellow cobble street colleagues chiming in.

Kate posted a photo her brand new hair colour over Instagram on Thursday and wrote: "Blonder!! X".

The Corrie favourite took a selfie while stood beside a fence and was wrapped up in light coat with blue and white striped blouse underneath.

Clearly happy with her new colour and hair Kate beamed ear to ear in the snap which garnered over 4,000 likes.

"Beauty," said co-star Samia Longchambon who plays Maria Connor.

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Helen Flanagan, who plays Rosie Webster, posted a love heart eyes emoji.

"Suits you looking gorgeous," said another follower.

"Love it!!!!!," exclaimed another.

"It really really suits you," complimented another.

"Wow stunning," praised another.

"Blonder and longer lovely," another told her.

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Salford born Kate took on the role of Tracy in 2002 and she is the fourth actress to play the role after Christabel Finch played her from her birth in 1977 to 1985, Holly Chamarette taking over from 1985 to 1988 and Dawn Acton playing the role from 1988 to 1999.

Over the years Tracy has been banged up for killing boyfriend Charlie Stubbs, pushed Becky McDonald down the stairs causing her to miscarry, gone on the run with fiancé Rob Donovan after he murdered Tina McIntyre, started a fire that killed killed Kal Nazir, and been married to Steve McDonald twice!

Still, despite all the upheavals the character remains somewhat of a lovable rogue among viewers.

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