Coronation Street fans go wild as they recognise Isla star Gemma Oaten from Emmerdale

Coronation Street fans went wild on Wednesday as they recognised newcomer Isla Haywood star Gemma Oaten from Emmerdale.

During the latest instalment, Gemma, 37, made her debut on the cobbles as Tyrone Dobbs' new love interest — Isla.

Soap watchers instantly recognised Gemma from Emmerdale where she played Rachel Breckle on the ITV soap from 2011 until 2015.

Taking to Twitter, viewers shared their excitement over seeing Emmerdale star Gemma in Weatherfield.


One person said: "It’s Rachel #Corrie."

A different account put: "She played Rachel on #emmerdale #corrie."

Another follower commented: "Isla looks a whole lot different to Rachel @gemmaoaten @itvcorrie #Corrie," followed by a heart emoji.

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While a different viewer added: "Welcome Isla Haywood! ( @gemmaoaten )! #Corrie."

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