Coronation Street fans were left doing a double take during Monday's A Christmas Chase: Celebrity Special, when a familiar face appeared in the hot seat.
Actress Patti Clare, who is best known for playing the loveable Mary Taylor on the cobbles, stepped up to compete against the expert Chaser Shaun Wallace.
Dressing for the Christmas special, Pattie, 44, looked radiant in a purple velvet blazer, paired with a matching cocktail dress.
Her hair, which is usually pulled back in a ponytail on Corrie, was worn down, elegantly framing her face in glossy layers.
With a dash of fuchsia lipstick, the soap star looked nothing short of stunning on the ITV quiz show – and The Chase fans were smitten.
Taking to Twitter, viewers exclaimed over Patti's glamorous appearance, used to seeing her wearing more laid back looks on the cobbles.
One said: "Mary looks so pretty."
"Mary scrubs up well," wrote a second.
And a third chimed: "Well played Patti & you look lovely Merry Christmas to you & yours."
"Patti Clare (Mary) from #Corrie is on #TheChase. She looks so pretty and def doesn't look in her 40s," added a fourth.
Earning a sizeable £3,000 in the cash builder round, Patti went on to impress host Bradley Walsh and her rival Shaun in the second round.
One question, regarding a "sticky willy," had Bradley laughing – only for Patti to demonstrate her impressive general knowledge.
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