Catherine Tyldsley looks totally unrecognisable as she’s spotted filming in Manchester

Former Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley has had fans in hysterics on social media with her comedy alter-ego Olga Keff. And the glam actress from Walkden was spotted in front of the cameras looking completely unrecognisable as she transformed into Olga.

The Corrie favourite, who played barmaid Eva Price in the soap, donned a brown wig, taped-together glasses and a drawn-on unibrow as she filmed in Manchester. And she donned a pink fleecy top and a long blue skirt teamed with open-toe sandals and thick white socks.

To celebrate Olga’s outing Cath shared a snap on her social media of Olga peering over a fence with the words “here we go” next to a love heart face emoji. During the coronavirus lockdown ‘Olga’ reminded fans to keep at least two metres away from others.

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“Hello it’s Olga here thanks for coming,” she said into the camera. “I wanted to do a quick chat with you about social distancing because some of you are not quite getting it.”

She explained: “‘I was in the supermarket the other day and there were a man so close to me I could feel his cold hard basket on the back of my leg. Now, it’s two metres love, two metres, if you don’t, I’ve a tape measure to hand, that’s okay I’ve been looking at other ways.”

Catherine as Olga

Suggesting alternative ways to measure ‘Olga’ continued: “Two metres is the equivalent to two large human strides, but if like me you’ve got a weak pelvic floor then appreciating that could get messy, so you could also use the following – two mops, two fishing rods, regular size, 13 bananas or an entire pack of strawberry laces whichever you’ve got a hand.”

Last week Catherine, who played Eva in Coronation Street from 2011 to 2018, delighted fans by confirming her return to the small screen. She confirmed the news on Instagram.

Back in 2017, Cath confirmed she was leaving the cobbles after seven years and went on to star in Sky’s Trollied and BBC’s Scarborough before appearing in ITV drama Viewpoint. Now the 38-year-old has confirmed her next project, weeks after welcoming her second child into the world.

Meet ‘Kate’,” she wrote, revealing she had actually filmed for the ITV crime drama McDonald and Dodds. She said: “I had a glorious time filming this (despite the morning sickness) … standby/set your planners!”

And Catherine added: “It’s back and it’s bloody brilliant #McDonald&Dodds @itv 8pm THIS SUNDAY!” before her former Corrie co-stars rushed to share their support. Rosie Webster actress Helen Flanagan said: “Yes babe”, while Charlie Condou, who played Marcus in the ITV soap, said: “Pretty in pink”. Meanwhile, Charley Webb, who starred as Debbie Dingle in Emmerdale, posted a flame emoji under Cath’s post.’

Catherine and her husband Tom Pitfield, who also have a seven-year-son Alfie, shared the joyous news that they had welcomed a baby daughter daughter Iris on April 21. They wrote: “We are so happy to announce that our beautiful daughter has arrived. We are grateful beyond words and feel overjoyed that our family is complete.”


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