Coronation Street’s Alexandra Mardell bleaches her hair bright purple during lockdown


CORONATION Street’s Alexandra Mardell bleaches her hair bright purple during lockdown.

The actress, 25, joins the multitude of celebrities changing their hair as the whole country continues to isolate due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Emma Mardell debuted her new hair

Alexandra – who plays Emma Brooker on the ITV soap – posted her new hair on Instagram, wearing two big hoop earrings and a yellow top.

Smiling at the camera with a head full of curly purple hair, she captioned the image: “Quarantine made me do it”

Fans flooded the comments with compliments, with one person saying: “Omg is that the real colour. So jealous”

Another added: “I absolutely love it really suits you”

She plays Emma Brooker on the soap

A third said: “Wow that looks amazing”

Alexandra recently celebrated signing another year-long contract.

The star has now chalked up two years on the Street after arriving in 2018.

But bosses have been delighted with her performances and she’s now just put pen to paper on a contract extension that sees her signed up to the show until early 2021.

She is Steve MacDonald’s daughter

She first appeared in Corrie in April 2018, with it being revealed that her character was Steve McDonald’s child.

Leeds-born Alexandra previously admitted that she was apprehensive about joining the hit soap at first – with her own mother fearing that she would “ruin” the show.

The beauty said at the time: “She was worried I was going to ruin her favourite show for her.

“But after the first episode she watched it and she was like: ‘Oh actually no, I like it, you haven’t ruined it, you’re good.’”

And she’s also just moved in with boyfriend Joe Parker.