Has Jan Pearson been ill? The actress is well known for playing Karen in BBC One’s Doctors, a show which centres around the lives of doctors and staff at Mill Health Centre and Campus Surgery.

Jan Pearson, who plays The Mill receptionist Karen Hollins in Doctors, recently made a drastic change to her hairstyle. The new look has attracted concerned comments from some fans of the show, who are wondering if something to do with the actress’s health might have prompted the change.

What happened to Karen from Doctors?

Last week, Jan Pearson’s new hair-do made its first appearance on BBC Doctors, sparking a flurry of social media fan speculation. There were certainly mixed opinions about the dramatic new haircut replacing Pearson’s usual fringe and short bob.


Some absolutely loved Jan’s new look:

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Meanwhile, others weren’t so sure about it, going so far as to say it made her look like someone else:

Has Jan Pearson been ill?

The new haircut made some viewers worry that Jan Pearson had been ill.

Next time on Doctors…

Posted by BBC Doctors on Monday, November 16, 2020

However, there is no concrete evidence that this is the case. BBC Doctors resumed filming in August after coronavirus put production on hold, so episodes airing now have been shot relatively recently.

Karen has featured in the most recent episodes of Doctors, which would be unlikely to happen if she were ill, as some viewers speculated.

So, this leads us to believe that Jan Pearson has not been ill, and such comments are simply based in fans’ worries. She seems to just be trying out something new with her hair, and fair play to her – we think she looks fantastic!

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