Coronation Street: Fans claim Toyah Battersby is going on the run after her outfit choice

She’s known for her vintage chic sense of style.

But Coronation Street fans were noticeably distracted by Toyah Battersby’s unusual outfit choice during a scene in Thursday night’s show.

Viewers took to Twitter to question the usually chic character’s dressed-down ensemble, with one fan even claiming that she’s plotting to go on the run.

That's odd! Coronation Street fans were noticeably distracted by Toyah Battersby's unusual outfit choice during a scene in Thursday night's show

That’s odd! Coronation Street fans were noticeably distracted by Toyah Battersby’s unusual outfit choice during a scene in Thursday night’s show

During the scene, Toyah (played by Georgia Taylor) was trying to support her colleague Ali Neeson (James Burrows), who facing the prospect of being sacked from his job as a doctor.

Instead of her usual dress or blouse, Toyah sported a comfy grey hoodie and darker bottoms, and hid her chestnut tresses under a khaki green baseball cap.

Toyah attempted to console Ali in the scenes, as he also shared his hopes of reconciling with Maria Connor.

Viewers admitted they were distracted throughout the whole scene, as they were quick to question Toyah’s unusual outfit choice.

Transformed: The usually chic character opted for a casual grey hoodie with tracksuit bottoms

Classic: Toyah is normally known for her chic vintage-inspired looks

Transformed: The usually chic character (right) opted for a casual grey hoodie with tracksuit bottoms and baseball cap which sparked confusion among fans

Supportive: Toyah attempted to console Ali Neeson in the scenes, as he feared the prospect of losing his medical licence

Supportive: Toyah attempted to console Ali Neeson in the scenes, as he feared the prospect of losing his medical licence

Bizarre: While it was likely the character had just been to the gym, as ever soap fans had far more outlandish theories

Bizarre: While it was likely the character had just been to the gym, as ever soap fans had far more outlandish theories

While it was likely the character had just been to the gym, as ever soap fans had far more outlandish theories.

One wrote: ‘Why was Toyah dressed like she’s about to go on the run….?’ while another added: ‘What’s Toyah wearing?’

A third theorised: ‘Toyah looking like she’s about to go off and murder her married lover’s wife in an American TV movie.’

‘Why IS Toyah dressed like that?’ another viewer added. 

Sad: Despite Toyah's best efforts, she struggled to console Ali, who feared that if Emma decided to take legal action he could lose his medical licence for good

Sad: Despite Toyah’s best efforts, she struggled to console Ali, who feared that if Emma decided to take legal action he could lose his medical licence for good

Despite Toyah’s best efforts, she struggled to console Ali, who feared that if Emma decided to take legal action he could lose his medical licence for good. 

The pair have formed a close ‘will they/won’t they’ friendship in recent weeks, and it remains to be seen whether the relationship will lead to something more. 

Toyah first appeared on Coronation Street from 1997 to 2003, and actress Georgia returned to the cobbles in 2016 to reprise her role.

Coronation Street continues on Friday at 7:30pm and 8:30pm on ITV. 

Back soon: Coronation Street continues on Friday at 7:30pm and 8:30pm on ITV

Back soon: Coronation Street continues on Friday at 7:30pm and 8:30pm on ITV

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