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Donna Air cuts a glamorous figure in a black wrap dress with leopard print that she attends for charity

Donna Air cuts a glamorous figure in a black wrap dress with leopard print that she attends for charity

She returned to TV screens on Tuesday for the second season of BBC’s smooth divorce drama, The Split.

And Donna Air looked radiant when she got out the same evening to participate in the Elephant Family Matriarch Club dinner at Gymkhana in London.

The Byker Grove actress, 40, cut a sophisticated chic figure in a dark gray and purple tartan print coat over a black leopard print dress.

Stylish: Donna Air, 40, looked radiant when she got out on Tuesday to participate in the Elephant Family Matriarch Club dinner at Gymkhana in London

Stylish: Donna Air, 40, looked radiant when she got out on Tuesday to participate in the Elephant Family Matriarch Club dinner at Gymkhana in London

The elegant dress had short sleeves and a discreet ruffle above the hemline.

It sat with a belt in her waist and she combined it with modest black boots and tights.

The actress wore her things in a classic Chanel bag and completed the look with a simple gold chain around her neck.

The blonde beauty wore her locks loose with a natural palette of makeup to accentuate her beautiful features.

Beautiful: the blonde beauty wore her locks loose and a natural palette of makeup to accentuate her beautiful functions

Beautiful: the blonde beauty wore her locks loose and a natural palette of makeup to accentuate her beautiful functions

Beautiful: the blonde beauty wore her locks loose and a natural palette of makeup to accentuate her beautiful functions

Chic: the Byker Grove actress arrived in a dark gray and purple tartan print coat that she wore over her black leopard print dress

Chic: the Byker Grove actress arrived in a dark gray and purple tartan print coat that she had applied over her black leopard print dress

Chic: the Byker Grove actress arrived in a dark gray and purple tartan print coat that she had applied over her black leopard print dress

Elegant: the elegant dress has short sleeves and a discreet ruffle above the hemline. It sat with a belt in her waist and she combined it with modest black boots and tights

Elegant: the elegant dress has short sleeves and a discreet ruffle above the hemline. It was pinched in her waist and she combined it with modest black boots and tights

Elegant: the elegant dress has short sleeves and a discreet ruffle above the hemline. It sat with a belt in her waist and she combined it with modest black boots and tights

She posed for a series of photos on the impressive golden staircase in the Indian Michelin-starred restaurant before going in for dinner.

The Elephant Family is a charity that seeks Asian elephants, a cause close to iconic Indian restaurant owners.

Earlier on Tuesday, Donna appeared on This Morning to discuss her return to acting and role in the BBC drama.

Accessories: the actress wore her things in a classic Chanel bag and completed the look with a simple gold chain around her neck

Accessories: the actress wore her things in a classic Chanel bag and completed the look with a simple gold chain around her neck

Accessories: the actress wore her things in a classic Chanel bag and completed the look with a simple gold chain around her neck

However, fans were distracted by her new ‘chic’ accent.

One person wrote: “I really have no idea what kind of accent that is Donna Air! #shesageoride. “

Another said: “Where has her Geordie accent gone? You are a Northerner, stop forging that pathetic accent. “

While one person said: “What happened to the Donna Air accent? Why are you no longer a Geordie? I don’t even know where that accent comes from. ”

Confusing: she appeared this morning to talk to Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby about appearing in The Split of the BBC, but fans remained confused with her accent

Confusing: she appeared this morning to talk to Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby about appearing in The Split of the BBC, but fans remained confused with her accent

Confusing: she appeared this morning to talk to Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby about appearing in The Split of the BBC, but fans remained confused with her accent

Response: Many viewers this morning were quick to share their confusion about Donna's accent, which used to be Geordie but sounded very 'chic'

Response: Many viewers this morning were quick to share their confusion about Donna’s accent, which used to be Geordie but sounded very “chic”

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