Hollyoaks star Gemma Merna goes from blonde to brunette with new 'do

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Hollyoaks actress Gemma Merna has ditched her blonde locks for a darker 'do.

Going from blonde to brunette, the soap star has waved goodbye to her trademark blonde tresses and opted for a cute caramel hue instead.

Gemma Merna debuts darker hair, Hollyoaks press call, London
7 November

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Debuting her new look in London earlier today, Gemma looked unrecognisable as she flaunted her newly dyed locks.

Wearing her hair in a fabulous sleek and straight style, the 30-year-old looked gorgeous as she joined her Hollyoaks' co-stars for a press call in the capital.

Although still currently in the soap, Gemma has announced she will be leaving Hollyoaks after eight years of playing Carmel McQueen.

New hair, new start perhaps?

Hollyoaks family - the McQueens.

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Gemma with her Hollyoaks onscreen family, the McQueens.

Speaking exclusively to Reveal, Gemma said she had explored "every storyline possible" with her character Carmel and wanted to explore new challenges.

"I want to go and play characters who are completely different," she said. "Carmel almost became a bit too easy in a way because I live and breathe her every day of the week.

"It was a very, very hard decision but I feel it's the right one to say goodbye to her and get my teeth into another project."

Or jungle critters, maybe?

As I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here prepares to return to our screens this month, Gemma is one of the celebrities who has been rumoured to be heading Down Under.

Although, no celeb has been confirmed just yet, Gemma did tell us that she loves the show.

She said: "I love I'm A Celebrity! That's a big test.

"My friend Sheree Murphy did it a few years ago. She's the same as me; she's absolutely scared of everything, but she said it's one of the best things she's ever done in her life.

"It must be life changing to have that experience."

She sure sounds keen... but, we guess we'll just have to wait and see!

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