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The Great British Bake Off's Noel Fielding shows off a dramatic hair transformation

We didn't see this coming

Alice Howarth

Noel Fielding is recognised for lots of things: For his role as The Great British Bake Off presenter, alongside Sandi Toksvig, Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith. Also, for being part of the legendary The Mighty Boosh troupe, and for being a team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks. But - and this is a big one - he can also be easily spotted thanks to his trademark head of hair. You would definitely spot that dark, messy hair from a mile away, so you can imagine our surprise when we saw him rocking a whole new look. 

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Indeed, the 45-year-old has only gone and dyed his hair bright blonde. Yes, he may have had a brief stint with lighter hair for a bit in The Mighty Boosh as well as The IT Crowd but having dyed his hair jet black for over a decade in TV, this is quite the change. Naturally, as the only way to break news these days, the father-of-one took to Instagram to share his new look with his 526.2 thousand followers. He simply captioned a photograph of himself: "This is not a selfie x", and fans were quick to react. They wrote the likes of, "The cutest blonde ever", and "Blonde noel is my favourite noel!". Some even drew a comparison between him and the lead singer of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain. Thoughts?

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The good news is you'll get a glimpse of his new hair on The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2019, which premieres on Tuesday night. The show series will feature contestants such as Russell Brand, Michelle Keegan, Caroline Flack and Jeremy Paxman and is for Stand Up to Cancer. 

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