Claudia Winkleman looks so different without her fringe!

Julie Delahaye

Claudia Winkleman was unrecognisable as she welcomed in the new year with a completely different look. The 43-year-old shocked fans when she revealed she had ditched her trademark fringe, sharing a photo of her makeover on Instagram.

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Claudia Winkleman was virtually unrecognisable without her trademark fringe

In the striking selfie shared with her 48,000 followers, Claudia appears to have gone for a chic retro look, rocking voluminous curly black locks, offset with her trademark black eyeliner. Renowned for her fearless approach to fashion, the star rocked a bright pink jacket with black polka dots and accessorised with thick gold hooped earrings.

However, Strictly Come Dancing fans will remember that the look was actually the star's costume when she presented the dancing competition alongside Tess Daly, channelling the 1980s. Therefore the makeover wasn't permanent - Claudia's eye catching curly black locks are actually a wig, which had the audience giggling when she first unveiled it on the show.

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Claudia Winkleman is renowned for her signature eyeliner and thick fringe

Claudia recently opened up to HELLO! about her hair and beauty routine, revealing which stylist she turns to for her famously glossy black locks.

"An actual hair genius cuts my hair," she said. "He's called Michael Charalambous and his salon is Nyumba in London. He gives me that 'Has she just woken up?' hair that I love."

The brunette beauty also revealed how she achieves her signature eyeliner look.

"Well, I do it extremely fast – which is why it looks like my four-year-old has done it. I want it to look like it's five days old. My style icons are Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean and Steve Tyler," she said. "I use MAC Feline Liner for the inside of the eye, plus my new Game Changer eyeliner from M&S. It's glossy black and glides on very easily – I am in love with it. Then stick on loads of my Pile It On mascara, smudge it up a bit and you're done. Not neat, not clean and not perfect – that's an eyeliner crime."

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