If you are a fan of Eastenders, you will know the loud mouthed character Karen Taylor.
She is played by Lorraine Stanley and was all dolled up this evening for the British Soap Awards.
Viewers and fans of the show were blown away to see her out of character all glammed up. Lorraine was awarded the prize for Best Newcomer.
As she stepped up onto the stage, she looked a lot different to her EastEnders character Karen Taylor. She was dressed in a black dress with her hair and makeup done.
On the show viewers were used to seeing her with her hair greasy and tied up on top of her head. As the actress stepped onto the stage she had her hair down to her shoulders as she thanked her costars.
The award for the Best Newcomer category was presented by McFly singer Danny Jones. Fans of the show didn’t recognise her has she stepped up to receive it.
One person tweeted: “I hardly recognised Lorraine Stanley out of her #EastEnders chatacter #SoapAwards.”
Another surprised viewer wrote: “Flippin hell, Karen from EastEnders looks different!”
British Soap Awards 2018: Bernadette Taylor actress Clair Norris and Karen Taylor star Lorraine Stanley wow EastEnders fans with amazing transformations https://t.co/57mX7bSIiC pic.twitter.com/quZPZFPPvE
— MacMadison News (@MacMadison_News) June 2, 2018
Another fan said: “Oh my God I didn’t even recognise Karen from EastEnders in #SoapAwards.”
Lorraine was truly surprised to be receiving the award and during her acceptance speech she called the show ‘iconic’.
She said: “Thank you. I just want to say a big thank you to EastEnders for having me. It’s an iconic show I’ve grown up watching, it’s brilliant.
Let’s be avin ya!! pic.twitter.com/S9QdHufxIw
— lorraine stanley (@loustar76) June 2, 2018
“I want to thank the Soap Awards for nominating me and my mum for being the most inspiring mum ever – thank you.”
— BBC EastEnders (@bbceastenders) June 2, 2018