(Left) The jumper that was returned (right) Gail Platt wearing the jumper during Monday’s episode of Corrie
Twitter/Alison_King_Fan and ITV
We all know that Gail Platt is a soap legend, as we’ve watched her on Coronation Street for more than 47 years, but she isn’t necessarily well-known for being a style icon.
At least, this is probably what one woman thought when she decided to return a jumper to a charity shop after seeing Gail wearing what appeared to be the same item on an episode of Corrie.
A woman named Kat, who works in a charity shop, tweeted that a customer returned the jumper – which was cream with multi-coloured embroidered dots – because they “saw Gail Platt wearing it on Corrie on Monday.”
She joked that she was going to relabel the item “as worn by Gail Platt” when displaying it on the shop floor.
Other shared similar experiences of purchasing an item of clothing or jewellery, even furniture, only to find out that a soap character had worn it in an episode – with characters ranging from Tracy Barlow, to Pat Butcher, to Deirdre Barlow.
@Alison_King_Fan I sent a jacket back to ASOS years ago cos I saw Fizz wearing it on #Corrie 😐