Paddy McGuinness shocked fans yesterday after unveiling a daring new hairstyle with the help of a very convincing social media filter.

Paddy, 49, posted a photo on Instagram in which he appears to have grown out his usual shaved head to a shoulder-length locks.

The Bolton-born actor and TV presenter wears a white t-shirt in the photo while sitting on the sofa, he added the caption “8 hours sold sleep last night. #nofilter.”

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Fans rushed to comment on his new hair style with many making comparisons to Russell Brand, Joe Wicks and even Jesus.

The new look was even commented on by a few celebrity friends who expressed their surprise.

BT Sport host Jake Humphrey said: “I loved your PE during lockdown”, apparently in reference to the Top Gear presenter’s resemblance to fitness guru Joe Wicks.

TV personality and Britains Best Walks presenter Julia Bradbury wrote: “Oh my God! That mullet suits you.”

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Fellow TV presenter Matt Baker simply wrote, “Jesus.”

Last month, it was announced that the Bolton funny-man would host a new Channel 4 show, Tempting Fortune, where 12 strangers will head to South Africa to be in with a chance of winning £300,000.

Contestants will be stranded and will be ‘tempted’ with comfy beds, taxis, and fine food.

The show will air on Sunday, March 26 at 9pm.