Ex-EastEnders star Samantha Womack shows off STUNNING hair transformation

She looks amazing!

Samantha Womack

by Emma Dodds |
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Former EastEnders actress Samantha Womack is known for her signature blonde bob - but after years as a blonde bombshell, she's swapped her flaxen tresses for a VERY different look. As Ronnie Mitchell in the soap, she and her on-screen sister Roxy, played by Rita Simons, were beloved up and down the country as the dynamic blonde duo.

But as she prepares to take to the stage in a theatrical adaptation of Girl On The Train, Sam has chosen to change her hair to match her character, Rachel Watson, who was played by Emily Blunt in the 2016 film adaptation.

Samantha Womack
©Sam has dyed her hair to match her character © Twitter/ Samantha Womack

Posting the snap on Twitter, Samantha captioned it with the message, 'Girl on the train is darker...' [sic] as delighted fans rushed to reply to the tweet with messages of support, with one writing, 'Stunning, really suits you!' and another commenting, 'Absolutely love it!'

Even her fellow soap stars got in on the act, as Jacqueline Jossa, who previously played Lauren Branning, Emma Barton (Honey Mitchell), Nitin Ganatra (Masood Ahmed), and even Lauren Crace, who played Ronnie's long-lost daughter Danielle, all commented on the photo.

Check out these soap stars who all dated in real life...

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Soap stars who've dated in real life - DON'T USE

Daisy Wood-Davis and Luke Jerdy1 of 25
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Daisy Wood-Davis and Luke Jerdy

Hollyoaks stars Daisy Wood-Davis (Kim Butterfield) and Luke Jerdy (Jesse Donovan) have been posting a lot of loved up snaps together lately. Status: Dating

Sally Carman and Joe Duttine2 of 25
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Sally Carman and Joe Duttine

Coronation Street stars Sally Carman and Joe Duttine are reportedly dating after a string of 'secret dates'. After attending Corrie's summer party together in July, reports suggest the couple are very happy together. Status: Dating

Nadine Mulkerrin and Rory Douglas Speed3 of 25
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Nadine Mulkerrin and Rory Douglas Speed

Hollyoaks actors Nadine Mulkerrin (Cleo McQueen) and Rory Douglas Speed (Joel Dexter) took their on-screen romance into real life!Rory popped the question to Nadine in December 2018 - during a trip to Amsterdam! Status: Engaged

Matthew Wolfenden and Charley Webb4 of 25
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Matthew Wolfenden and Charley Webb

Matthew Wolfenden and Charley Webb - Met on Emmerdale. Status: Married.

Charlie Clapham and Stephanie Davis5 of 25

Charlie Clapham and Stephanie Davis

Charlie Clapham and Stephanie Davis - The Hollyoaks actors dated in 2014. Status: Split.

James Sutton and Sammy Winward6 of 25

James Sutton and Sammy Winward

James Sutton and Sammy Winward - The Emmerdale co-stars had a brief romance in 2010. Status: Split.

Peter Amory and Claire King7 of 25

Peter Amory and Claire King

Peter Amory and Claire King - The Emmerdale actors were married for 10 years. Status: Divorced.

Jennifer James and Lee Boardman8 of 25

Jennifer James and Lee Boardman

Jennifer James and Lee Boardman - These Coronation Street co-stars married in 2001. Status: Married.

Chris Chittell and Lesley Dunlop9 of 25

Chris Chittell and Lesley Dunlop

Chris Chittell and Lesley Dunlop - These Emmerdale co-stars recently married in Cornwall. Status: Married.

Samantha Giles and Peter Amory10 of 25

Samantha Giles and Peter Amory

Samantha Giles and Peter Amory - Met on Emmerdale. Status: Split.

Tina O'Brien and Ryan Thomas11 of 25

Tina O'Brien and Ryan Thomas

Tina O'Brien and Ryan Thomas - The Coronation Street couple a child together in 2008. Status: Split.

Alfie Browne-Sykes and Amanda Clapham12 of 25

Alfie Browne-Sykes and Amanda Clapham

Alfie Browne-Sykes and Amanda Clapham - The Hollyoaks co-stars are reportedly dating. Status: Together.

Nicole Barber - Lane and Liam Fox13 of 25

Nicole Barber - Lane and Liam Fox

This Hollyoaks couple were married for 16 years. Status: Separated.

Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan14 of 25

Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan

Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan - The Neighbours co-stars split in 1989. Status: Split.

Jeff Hordley and Zoe Henry15 of 25

Jeff Hordley and Zoe Henry

The Emmerdale couple and college sweetheart married in 2003. Status: Married.

Alan Halsall and Lucy Jo Hudson16 of 25

Alan Halsall and Lucy Jo Hudson

Alan Halsall and Lucy Jo Hudson - The pair married in 2009, but new reports suggest they have now split. Status: Split

Emmett J. Scanlan and Claire Cooper17 of 25

Emmett J. Scanlan and Claire Cooper

Emmett J. Scanlan and Claire Cooper - These Hollyoaks co-stars tied the knot in January. Status: Married.

Nadia Swalha and Marc Bannerman18 of 25

Nadia Swalha and Marc Bannerman

Nadia Swalha and Marc Bannerman - The EastEnders stars dated for three years. Status: Split.

Charlie Clapham and Tamara Wall19 of 25

Charlie Clapham and Tamara Wall

Charlie Clapham and Tamara Wall - The Hollyoaks actors previously dated. Status: Split.

Anna Passey and Nick Rhys20 of 25

Anna Passey and Nick Rhys

Anna Passey and Nick Rhys - It's thought these two Hollyoaks stars have been together for over a year. Status: Together.

Claire Goose and Jonathan Kerrigan21 of 25

Claire Goose and Jonathan Kerrigan

Claire Goose and Jonathan Kerrigan - These Casualty co-stars dated for several years. Status: Split.

Harley Bonner and Ariel kaplan22 of 25
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Harley Bonner and Ariel Kaplan

Harley Bonner and Ariel Kaplan - Met on Neighbours. Status: Together.

Chris Milligan and Jenna Rosenow23 of 25
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Chris Milligan and Jenna Rosenow

Chris Milligan and Jenna Rosenow - Met on Neighbours. Status: Together.

Daniel Brocklebank and Rob Mallard24 of 25
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Daniel Brocklebank and Rob Mallard

Corrie actors Daniel Brocklebank and Rob Mallard were dating until they ended their romance in July 2017. Status: Split

Sophie Porley and Adam Woodward25 of 25
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Sophie Porley and Adam Woodward

Hollyoaks actors Sophie Porley (Ellie Nightingale) and Adam Woodward (Brody Hudson) are now dating. Status: Together

Sam also took the opportunity to once again shoot down rumours that she would not be appearing in this year's series of Strictly Come Dancing, after one fan commented, 'Nice. Think you're going to be my favourite on Strictly Come Dancing. Have you signed up yet?'

She vehemently denied the claims, writing, 'Nooooo!!!'

This comes after the Mirror speculated that she would be taking part in the dancing competition following comments she made to them, saying, "I hate auditions, I hate people judging me. I’m much better in a safer environment. I would really have to manage my anxiety on a job like that.

"I’ve done lots of musicals but I’m not a dancer, so I would be nervous about that. What appeals to me is the fitness and I love dancing in general."

However, she later took to Twitter to deny the claims, simply writing, 'I am not doing Strictly!!!!'

However, this could all be a ruse to distract everyone... We'll find out soon enough!

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