Coronation Street fans left double-taking by uncanny resemblance as Bernie’s long lost twin arrives

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CORONATION STREET fans were left stunned at uncanny resemblance between actresses Jane Hazlegrove and Gabrielle Glaister who play long-lost twins.

Character Fern made a memorable first appearance on the ITV soap in Friday’s episode.

Fern confronts Bernie after she stole her blazer

The duo throw insults at each other

Bernie returns from her shopping spree with Joseph’s new uniform and a posh blue blazer for herself. 

When Bernie admits that the blazer was meant for someone else and given to her in error, Gemma and Chesney urge her to take it back.

But then a lady calls at No.5 and accuses Bernie for stealing her posh jacket.

Bernie tries to tell the newcomer that it was an “honest mistake” but Fern isn’t believing any of it and it isn’t long until they are throwing insults at each other.

The likeness in uncanny but how long will it take Bernie to realise that she is meeting her long-lost twin sister?

Fans were shocked at how convincing the actresses were at playing twins.

Taking to Twitter, one said: “They look so alike!!”

Another wrote: “OMG they look so alike the only difference you can tell between them is that they don’t sound the same. #Corrie.”

A third penned: “Bernie got a long lost sister? Very alike.”

Jane has previously talked about how she gets mistaken for Gabrielle all the time so she came up with this story idea that they were long-lost twins- and the producers loved it.

Jane told the Metro: “Gabby and I are constantly mistaken for each other with people saying they have seen one of us in something when it was the other one.

“We have often laughed about it together but then I started thinking it might be fun to have her in the show as Bernie’s secret twin or a doppelgänger.

“I was so chuffed when they told me that they had devised this storyline and that Gabby was on board.”

Coronation Street airs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8pm on ITV.

Jane revealed she is often mistaken for Gabrielle