The Chase 's Jenny Ryan sent fear through the hearts of four new contestants on Thursday afternoon's show, as she flexed her impressive quiz knowledge.

However, it was her flaming tresses that caught the attention of certain viewers, as she appeared to have debuted a new style of hairdo.

The Bolton beauty – also known as The Vixen – is famous for her hairstyle, winding her flame-red locks into a towering beehive.

However, while she continued to work the same retro beehive this evening, it appeared to be more subtle in size, and was curled to one side of her head.

Taking to Twitter, viewers were quick to praise the glamorous transformation, giving the new ‘do their seal of approval.

Jenny's hair looked distinctively different during Thursday's episode

One penned: "Has the hive been chopped?"

"That's her real hair though.." wrote another.

While a third chimed: "Jenny has defo gotten rid of her weave."

Jenny's voluminous hair is often the subject of speculation on the show, with many wondering if she wears a wig to achieve the elegant beehive effect.

Jenny's hair has long attracted attention from doting viewers

However, back in 2017, Jenny was quick to clear up any confusion, revealing the stylish ‘do was simply the result of expert styling.

Taking to Twitter, she wrote: "Yes, it's all my own hair. Extra backcombing for the Celeb specials."

Jenny, who joined the show in 2015, also cleared things up on her personal website, saying: "My hair is 100% real and growing from my own head!"

Jenny joined the cast of The Chase five years ago as The Vixen

However, the brainy ITV star dyes her hair to achieve the glossy auburn shade, having shared a selfie from the hairdressers back in 2016.

Showing a close-up of her tinted roots, she added the caption: "Barnet top-up time."

Mystery solved!

The Chase airs on weekdays at 5pm on ITV.