She is known for her cropped haircut as she played Sharon in the hit sitcom Birds Of A Feather.
And Pauline Quirke, 61, appears to have ditched her character’s signature look when she stepped out in Buckinghamshire with long gray locks on Tuesday.
The actress’s country walk marks the first time she’s been seen since the show’s ax amid reports of a feud with co-star Linda Robson, who the Loose Women panelist has dismissed the rumors saying it’s a “charge old cod’.
New Look: Pauline Quirke, 61, dropped her character’s signature short locks as she stepped out in Buckinghamshire with long gray hair on Tuesday
Pauline cut a casual figure for the outing in a long black top with three-quarter sleeves and leggings.
She added a pop of color by donning a light pink scarf and completed her look by adding a pair of black shoes.
The star appeared to be in a good mood as she stepped out makeup-free and wore her shoulder-length locks down so they fell over her shoulders.
It comes after it was revealed that Birds Of A Feather has been scrapped by ITV after Pauline ruled out appearing in future episodes.
There she goes: The actress, 61, is reportedly arguing with her co-star Linda Robson, 63, but the Loose Women panelist has dismissed the rumors by saying it’s a ‘load of old cod’
Relaxed: Pauline cut a casual figure for the outing in a long black three-quarter sleeve top and leggings (left) and looked remarkably different from when she played Sharon (right)
On-screen: Pauline (left) played Sharon while Linda was her on-screen sister Tracey in the hit sitcom (pictured in Birds Of A Feather in 1998)
Co-stars Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph, 75, who play Tracey Stubbs and Dorien Green on the sitcom, had hoped last year’s Christmas special would convince TV chefs to order a new series.
But despite attracting an audience of 7.9 million, ITV has decided not to order any more episodes after Pauline decided not to participate in the special.
The announcement also came as a surprise to Linda, 63, who was recently fired over claims of an altercation with Pauline.
Linda – who has known Pauline since she was 10 – described the messages as “a bunch of old cod hare,” but sources on the show insist the split – first reported by The Mail on Sunday in February – was real. is.
“Without Pauline, the image is that there is no Birds Of A Feather,” says a source.
Walking: The star appeared to be in a good mood as she stepped out makeup-free and wore her shoulder-length locks down so they fell over her shoulders
Smart: She added a pop of color by donning a light pink scarf and completed her look by adding a pair of black shoes
All smiling: Pauline showed no signs of being concerned about recent reports of her feud with her former co-stars as she smiled as she went for a walk
“You can’t have Tracey without Sharon, and Pauline definitely won’t be going back. Things are not going well between her and Linda.
“Linda and Lesley have tried, but despite the good grades, ITV won’t be using it again.”
Sources close to Linda and Lesley allege that Pauline and her husband Steve Sheen, who is acting as her manager, wanted to negotiate a better deal to appear on the show.
Linda and Lesley had hoped they could continue the sitcom by replacing Pauline’s character with a younger lookalike.
After the split was revealed, it was alleged that at one point things got so heated that childhood friends had to be separated by crew members during filming at Teddington Studios in west London.
A source said: ‘They will never talk again. It is very sad, but also disconcerting that Linda would pretend they are friends. They are not.’
The buff: The walk comes after it was revealed Birds Of A Feather has been scrapped by ITV after Pauline ruled out appearing in future episodes
Go far back: Pauline (picture walking on Tuesday) and Linda have been buddies since childhood
However, Linda told The Sun in May that the rumors of an altercation are a “load of old cod” and that Pauline only missed the show’s Christmas special because she was working on other things.
In February, it was reported that Pauline is no longer amicable with Linda after she was involved in a tense showdown with Lesley outside the TV studio toilets.
Linda said, ‘Don’t mind what you’ve heard about the fight between me and Pauline. It’s a load of old cod.
‘Pauline just chose not to do Birds Of A Feather. She wants to focus on her acting academy, that is.
“We’ve known each other since we were ten. We are friends. Will Pauline return to the show? I do not know.’
And in April Linda said it was Pauline’s “choice” not to appear in the one-off episode last year and that the cast should “respect” her decision.
Speaking: Linda recently denied ever having a feud with her Birds Of A Feather co-star Pauline
Pauline’s character Sharon Theodopolopodous was written off the episode as “stuck on a Covid cruise.”
Linda told the to express: ‘Of course people miss Pauline, but we have to respect that it was her choice not to do it anymore.
“She wants to focus on her academy. When they (the producers) asked us, we were like, ‘Yeah, we’d still like to do it. We’re not ready to finish yet. I think it worked really well because they made a good script and we did the best we could with it.”
MailOnline contacted Pauline’s representatives at the time for comment.
Feud?: Last month, Linda said it was Pauline’s “choice” not to appear in the one-off episode last year and that the cast should “respect” her decision. Linda and Pauline are pictured in 1993
The sun Previously, the bust with Lesley claimed to date back to 1997, when Pauline received a BAFTA nomination for her role in The Sculptress, and reportedly asked for a higher salary for her Birds Of A Feather stint through her manager husband Steve Sheen.
And Loose Women panelist Linda left Pauline from a gushing Instagram post as a tribute to her ‘favorite girls’, after nearly 50 years of friendship when she noticed ‘Galentine’s Day’ on February 14.
Her post featured several photos with her Loose Women co-stars, including an image with Nadia Sawalha from her emotional return to the show last year.
Birds Of A Feather, which tells the story of two sisters whose husbands are imprisoned for armed robbery, ran for nine series on the BBC between 1989 and 1998 and was revived by ITV in 2014.
Back in the day: The trio rose to fame in 1989 when Birds Of A Feather started on BBC1 (photo 2015)