Did Michelle Keegan dye her hair blonde for Tina & Bobby?

The brunette actress is a cool 60s blonde in the ITV series - but is that really her hair?

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She’s best known for her long brunette locks so when Michelle Keegan popped up as a swinging 60s blonde in Tina & Bobby, people couldn’t help but wonder if she’d actually dyed her hair.

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Did Michelle Keegan dye her hair blonde for Tina & Bobby?

Yes, she did, and she was very pleased with the results by all accounts.

“I went through a massive transformation to play Tina. The colourist, Vernon Deysel, did a great job with changing the colour of my hair,” says Keegan.

“I was apprehensive at first but I wanted to embrace the character fully. A lot of actors make dramatic changes to their appearance for the characters they are playing. I thought this was a great role and I wanted to give everything to it.”

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But, as eagle-eyed viewers will notice, Tina’s not ALWAYS blonde. In fact, she’s a brunette in episode one, so….

Does Michelle Keegan ever wear a wig in Tina & Bobby?

Yes, yes she does!

The looks created are a combination of Keegan’s real hair and a series of wigs, as hair and make-up designer Helen Tucker explains.

“In total we used five different wigs in varying colours and lengths to determine the period and style.”

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“In the opening episode when the audience first meets Tina in 1958, Michelle is wearing a mid-brown shoulder length wig. As the story moves on and into 1960 Michelle wears a dark brown wig for Tina’s wedding and honeymoon.

“When we get to the mid 60s Tina is blonde with mid-length hair, a wig Michelle wore with various back pieces. In the 70s Tina’s hair lengthened so Michelle wore a longer blonde wig, she then went back to mid length blonde hair for the 80s and then in the 90s she has a short blonde bob”, Tucker says.

Keegan’s own blonde hair was used on some occasions too, as the production aimed to stay as true to Tina Moore’s own style as possible.

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So there you have it – consider that question well and truly answered!