Tipping Point fans were left overly excited during Thursday afternoon's show when they mistook one of the contestants for EastEnders legend Shirley Carter.

Tonight on the ITV show, as usual there was four contestants participating in a bid to be able to take home thousands of pounds worth of prize money.

They were a pharmacist from Glasgow called Ross, retired legal secretary from London Carol, voluntary worker Glenn from Middlesborough and receptionist Becky from Cardiff.

But it was Carol in particular who caught viewers' attention tonight as they decided she looked like an EastEnders legend – the one and only Shirley Carter.

Tipping Point fans confuse contestant for EastEnders icon Shirley Carter

Fans couldn't help but share their thoughts that Carol "looked like" the soap icon, who is played by actress Linda Henry.

Taking to Twitter, one shared a picture of Shirley along with the tweet: "Is that Shirley off EastEnders?"

A second said: "Shirley from Eastenders, knew I recognised her!"

"EastEnders Shirley with a makeover," tweeted another.

Carol isn't the only person whose appearance has caught viewers' attention recently.

Viewers said she looked like Shirley Carter

It comes after Tipping Point viewers were left gobsmacked over a female contestant's looks recently as she was dubbed the "hottest ever" person to appear on the show hosted by Ben Shephard.

The contestant in question, called Annie, was sadly the first booted off the quiz show after getting a number of questions wrong and sadly letting her team down.

The brunette beauty with big brown eyes didn't make it far but she certainly made her mark as viewers rushed to Twitter to gush over her stunning looks –with some dubbing her the "hottest ever" contestant.

Rushing to their Twitter accounts, one user wrote: "Annie has to be the hottest contestant ever?"

A second said: "Annie on Tipping Point is fit."

"Annie is a solid 10," tweeted another.

Tipping Point continues tomorrow at 4pm on ITV.