Coronation Street’s Robert Preston star unrecognisable after Panto transformation

Tristan Gemmil’s latest acting job has got him looking a far cry from his Coronation Street character.

The actor is best known for starring in the ITV soap as Robert Preston.

Tristan joined the Salford-based soap in 2015 and it’s been two years since he was dramatically killed off in a Christmas storyline.

This year, the 54-year-old is treading the boards and is appearing on stage at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal.

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He’s starring opposite Stars in their Eyes icon Matthew Kelly, West End star Jodie Prenger, and former X Factor winner Matt Terry in the city’s pantomime, Robin Hood.

Tristan has now shared a look at his role as The Sheriff of Nottingham in a selfie posted to his Instagram page.

Posing with a long brown wig, beard, and dramatic eye make-up, Tristan told his 19.5k followers: “The Sheriff is in the house!!”

His new, albeit temporary, look stunned his followers.

“Absolutely incredible,” @emmamclaughlin3 wrote followed by clapping emojis.

@dawnevans1560 said: “That is one bad a** looking sheriff.”

“Absolutely incredible,” @emmamclaughlin3 commented.

@ kirstyjonesphoto simply added: “Wow!”

Others who had been to see the show were quick to compliment Tristan.

Tristan announced his was leaving Corrie before the shock scenes aired

He tweeted at the time: “Folks, I just wanted to let you know that the time has come for me to hang up the chef’s gear and head for pastures new.

“There is still a lot of drama & shenanigans to come for Robert but I will be leaving @itvcorrie later in the year.”

Tristan took over the role of the Bistro owner 2015, which was previously played by Julian Kay from 1996 to 2003.

Robert planned to marry Michelle Connor twice

When he returned to Weahterfield, he rekindled his relationship with Tracy, before he slept with Carla Connor.

He later found love with Michelle Connor but their wedding day in 2018 was ruined when Michelle was shot by Pat Phelan.

Their plan to finally walk down the aisle the following year was also scuppered when she discovered that Robert had got Vicky Jefferies pregnant and led a double life for months.

But Robert’s life came to a tragic end when he was accidentally shot by Derek Milligan during an incident at the Rovers and died before he could meet his son.

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