Andrea McLean has unveiled a seriously dramatic new hair style that has divided fans – however, the question remains over whether it's for real. The TV presenter posted a video to Instagram page of her sporting a bleached blonde pixie crop – a stark contrast to the long, glossy brunette waves we're used to seeing her with. In the video, the 48-year-old looks to the camera and says: "So, I'm back at work today and I decided to go for a little change" while smiling and touching her hair. She captioned the video: "I'm back off holiday! A change is as good as a rest they say."
This is how we're used to seeing Andrea
The video sparked mixed reactions from her followers. Some were unfussed, with one commenting: "Oh wow….. looking different" and others expressing their upset, with several writing "Nooooooo!" However, others began calling Andrea out, claiming that the 'do was simply a wig and that the presenter was winding up her fans. One wrote: "Nice wig" while another commented: "Omg no way that's a wig it makes you look years older".
Andrea wouldn't be the first celeb to fool fans with a clever wig. Back in April Demi Lovato posted a video to her Instagram Stories showing her raven black locks chopped into a dramatic asymmetric bob style. Her hairdresser Cesar DeLeon Ramirez also posted a boomerang video to his own account, along with the caption "New Hair New D...".
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However, Cesar later admitted to Refinery29 that it was a wig. He said: "I made her a short wig to play with whenever she has the urge to go short. I always suggest this as a solution for anyone wanting a short cut, but isn’t ready to commit just yet. Trying a style out with a wig first will let you feel it out before taking the plunge, and it can also be a daily alternative."
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