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The Chase fans gobsmacked by contestant’s uncanny resemblance to musician Toyah

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The Chase fans were left dumbstruck by the uncanny resemblance of a contestant to a music icon.

As Amanda stepped up to the podium on Wednesday to play against Chaser The Sinnerman – AKA Paul Sinha – she told presenter Bradley Walsh that she was a proposal writer.

The pink-haired Amanda scooped an impressive £5,000 in the cashbuilder round.

But fans were majorly distracted by her performance, as they took to social media to point out her resemblance to music icon Toyah Willcox.

"Toyah Willcox looks well," one Twitter user wrote.

Another simply posted a GIF of Toyah rocking her neon orange hair at a gig, writing: "It's a mystery who seat 2 reminds me of…"

Someone else joked: "Woyah Tilcox #TheChase."

"Toyah ageing well on #TheChase!" another chirped.

And after Amanda admitted she enjoyed dressing up as a pirate – prompting a hilarious 'ooh arrgh' joke from Bradley – a fourth fan suggested: "She dresses up as Toyah Willcox for the rest of the year, Bradley."

"Evening all! Toyah Willcox seat 2!" another eager fan penned.

Amanda went on to escape Paul's incessant quiz knowledge and made it through to the Final Chase with her £5,000.

In a career spanning 40 years, Toyah had eight Top 40 singles and released more than 20 albums.

Her biggest hits included It's A Mystery, Thunder In The Mountains and I Want To Be Free.

And Toyah herself is no stranger to quizzing – last week she appeared on another ITV game show – Tipping Point Lucky Stars.

During her stint on the show, Toyah stunned fans with how "tiny" she is in real life, as the 62-year-old musician lined up next to former Gladiator and Olympic swimmer Sharon Davis and the Reverend Richard Coles.

"Ben trying to spot tiny Toyah all the way at the end there!! #TippingPoint," one fan kidded.

Another said: "Toyah Wilcox is only small isn’t she #TippingPoint."

"Is Toyah small or just far away? #TippingPoint," a third viewer pondered.

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The music icon actually reaches 5ft 1ins in height.

In recent years, Toyah has become well known for her risqué performances – and in one video, the 80s icon even donned a sheer top and covered her nipples with tape as she debuted a sexy cover of a Britney Spears song.

Toyah put on an incredibly sultry display as she crooned Toxic, accompanied by her beloved husband Robert Fripp on guitar.

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