HEADS were turning in Towcester this week as soap opera stalwart Michelle Collins helped two friends launch their antique clothing business.
Ms Collins became a household name playing Cindy Beale in BBC One’s Eastenders and is currently behind the bar at The Rovers Return in Coronation Street.
On Sunday she spent several hours signing autographs at the Vintage Boutique in Park Street which opened last week before heading to The Bull for lunch.
The boutique is run by husband and wife team Warner and Karen Stephens who have had a similar store in the centre of Northampton for a year.
Mr Stephens said this was their second attempt to move to Towcester and was attracted by the busy high street and affluent villages in the district and added: “I don’t think I realised how well known Michelle is, I was amazed at the number of people stopping to look.”