TOWIE's Pete Wicks has shared a photo, leaving us a little confused...

We never, in a million years, thought we’d get confused between TOWIE‘s Pete Wicks and Coronation Street newbie, Shayne Ward.

Until now.

You won’t believe what TOWIE’s Pete Wicks used to look like!

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Taking to Instagram, Mr Wicks shared a throwback photo of himself alongside the caption: ‘Little #TBT to before the hair…must be 5/6 years ago! #Skinhead #TOWIE.’

There’s no denying it. We definitely did a double take when we saw Pete’s pic – he looks EXACTLY like 31-year-old Shayne Ward.

The shaven head, the stubbly chin, the chiselled jaw, those piercing eyes…Pete and Shayne are practically twins!

Fans of Pete commented on the photo with some even noticing the uncanny resemblance to Mr Ward.

One fan wrote: ‘WOW!! You look like Shayne Ward here! Could have been his double…better looking obvs’, and another added: ‘Is it me or does he look like shayne ward ??? In this pic 😂😊😍👌.’

Other fans also commented on Pete’s lack of hair – quite a change to the long locks that he rocks on TOWIE.

One user wrote: ‘Like your hair short / your eyes pop more like that !!! Double take!!,’ whereas another Pete fan commented with: ‘I prefer his hair long.’

Mmm, we’re torn. Short hair? Long hair? He’s gorgeous either way!

Clearly Pete’s Essex co-star Jessica Wright is a fan of the long locks. After Jess shot Pete down during their vineyard date, claiming that she didn’t want a relationship, the TOWIE beauty clearly had a change of heart and actually asked Mr Wicks out herself!

During Sunday night’s episode of TOWIE, Ms Wright took Pete to an ice-skating rink which resulted in plenty of romantic hand-holding as well as several falls.

Eeek, is this the start of a new romance? Let’s just hope Jess never bumps into Shayne Ward…

Catch TOWIE on Wednesdays and Sundays on ITVBe at 10pm