ITV’S BRAND new drama Holding kicked off tonight, but it was one famous face in the show that got everyone talking.
Viewers went wild when they spotted one of the characters from Home Alone 2.
Holding is based on Graham Norton’s book of the same name and brings with it an all-star cast.
The stellar line-up includes Irish legend Brenda Fricker who played the famous bird woman in the Macaulay Culkin 1992 movie.
The actress is also known for starring in Casualty when it first aired back in the late 80s.
But tonight viewers got a blast from the past when the Holding’s opening episode started with Brenda’s character Lizzie riding along on a scooter.
As soon as she appeared on screen fans immediately took to Twitter to share their joy.
One wrote: “Watching #Holding it has #Brendafricker from #Casualty or the bird lady from #Homealone.”
While another tweeted: “#Holding I squeaked with excitement when I saw Brenda Fricker!”
This one said: “Brenda Fricker is an absolute legend and an icon. #Holding.”
Another fan said: “If you thought you recognised Mrs Meany, then you do She’s the Pigeon Lady from Home Alone 2! #Holding.”
Holding is ITV’s brand new murder mystery that is set in a quaint Irish village.
In the series, Game of Thrones star Conleth Hill plays Sergeant PJ Collins, a kindly man who enjoys comfort food and half-hearted police work.
However, his life is turned upside down when he is put in charge of investigating the murder of a long-lost local legend, forcing him to connect to the community that he usually tries to avoid.
This four-part drama is an adaptation of Graham Norton’s bestselling novel Holding, which was released back in 2016.
The show is directed by Kathy Burke, written by Dominic Treadwell-Collins and Karen Cogan, and produced by Happy Prince and Port Pictures.
After each episode has aired, they will be available on the ITV Hub.