The Vera star reacts to fans’ concerns about her new style by saying, “Glad you’re liking the new look.”
Riley Jones, who made his return to the ITV drama VERA on Sunday night, responded to fans who said they could “barely recognize” him.
When Series 11 of the ITV drama Vera premiered on Sunday night, fans were ecstatic. DCI Vera Stanhope (Brenda Blethyn) and Aidan Healy (Kenny Doughty) were returning to investigate the murder of a man who had been battered to death. Fans, on the other hand, were instantly sidetracked by the arrival of one character.
Mark Edwards (Riley Jones) was back in the office doing some background work while Vera and Aiden were out talking to witnesses and trying to piece together a picture of their victim.
When Mark first appeared on screen, though, many were distracted by his new appearance.
Mark is usually portrayed by an actor with blonde hair and facial hair.
The star, on the other hand, was seen with a shaved and clean-shaved head on Sunday’s episode.
Riley praised his fans for their excellent feedback on the first episode after the episode aired.
He also responded to certain fans’ criticisms about his new look.
The actor wrote: “My heed made the news!” in response to his 8,000 fans.
“I appreciate all of the great feedback. I’m glad you like the new look.” (sic)
Many of the Vera star’s fans reacted positively, with many praising him on his appearance.
One person wrote, “The new look is great,” while another added, “You truly suit the shaved head and beard!”
“Does this new look suggest Mark’s character has matured into ‘not fearing’ Vera as much?” wondered a third.
A fourth said, “I love it.” “You look fantastic!”
The first episode of Series 11 opened with the discovery of local builder Jim Tullman’s body on the steps of Tynemouth’s Collingwood Monument, beaten to death.
Vera wondered aloud as she and her team began to work how an apparently beloved man could be targeted so cruelly.
The mystery was heightened when she learned that Jim was scheduled to testify in court as a critical witness in a brutal assault.
As the beloved detective dug deeper into Jim’s past, she discovered unresolved animosity between his estranged wife Barbara and adoring son John Paul.
However, in true Vera manner, the detective didn’t take long to track down the murderer.
DCI Stanhope will appear in the final episode of Vera, which will air on Sunday. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”