Emmerdale’s Lydia Dingle actress Karen Blick looks totally unrecognisable after glam makeover


EMMERDALE star Karen Blick looks worlds away from her Emmerdale character Lydia Dingle after undergoing a glam makeover.

Karen, 46, shared her new hairdo without caption on her Instagram page which showed off her shoulder length hair with long layers and a wispy fringe.

Emmerdale’s Karen Blick beamed as she showed off her new hairdo

She smiled as she posed for the selfie with the fresh cut at the hairdressers and her fans rushed to heap praise on the ITV soap star.

“What a lovely smile. Straight from the soul,” wrote one fan.

Another added: “So pretty.”

And a third said: “It looks fab Karen❤

She has been on the ITV soap since 2016
Karen first played Lydia Bright but then changed her surname when she married into the Dingle family

The actress has played Lydia Dingle in the ITV soap since 2016 and quickly became a fan favourite.

She first starred as Lydia Hart, a woman with a secret who went on to marry Sam Dingle.

Lydia is currently in a bit of strife as The Dingles have been struggling financially after Lydia realised Paul Ashdale – who died recently in the soap’s wedding day explosion – had left enormous debts in her name.

Karen starred in one of the soap’s first special lockdown episodes and recently opened up about filming in the new socially distanced way.

Lydia is currently in a bit of trouble as she’s been dumped with Paul’s debts

“I think hugging people is another thing I will miss,” she said. 

“My morning routine used to be coffee, then the chat in the corridors then into the relaxation of the lovely make up room. 

And will have to go to some extreme lengths to survive
Karen opened up about how good it was to get back to filming after lockdown

“There are lots of procedures everyone now has to follow. It is being taken very seriously.”

Karen added: “It will still be a fun place to work with all the banter and smiling in the corridors, and we are going to make the best of it. 

“We will be back and working, but staying safe.

“We were all so keen to get back filming, but we are mindful this is, of course, a serious situation in terms of health and safety and peoples well being, so that has been observed.”