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Jamie Oliver's latest hair photo divides fans

The dad-of-five certainly looks different!

Diane Shipley

Jamie Oliver usually wears his hair in a short style that's easy to manage (and cook with), but he showed off a very different look on social media this week!

Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the star posted a throwback snapshot of himself alongside fellow chef Gennaro Contaldo.

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The pair appeared to be sitting on a plane, and while Gennaro sported a stylish hat, dad-of-five Jamie's hair was styled in long spikes, which he accompanied with a bemused expression.

The 45-year-old captioned the hilarious image: "I’ve lost @gennarocontaldo where has he gone?! If you’ve seen him please send back to me I have porchini and pasta to make jo xx."

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Gennaro was quick to comment, replying: "I’m still here! But what’s with the hair @jamieoliver?? Can’t wait to cook pasta with porcini!!"

SEE: Jools Oliver shares fabulous throwback photo of daughters' matching outfits

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Jamie's other followers were also keen to add their responses to his unusual new look, although they couldn't seem agree whether it was more funny or worrying!

One commented: "Your hair Jamie. Why?" Others chimed in: "So funny," "Liking the hair m8," and: "Jamieeee are u ok????"

The Keep Cooking Family Favourites star has been having a fun week, having shared a sweet video of his oldest son Buddy, nine, making healthy Halloween snacks a few days ago.

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Jamie surprised fans with his spiked hair photo

Jamie also wrote a heartfelt message of congratulations to former Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry, who was made a Dame for her services to broadcasting.

Taking to his Instagram page on Tuesday, the celebrity chef shared a sweet photo of himself posing with Mary and called her a "truly wonderful lady" and an "inspiration".

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He wrote: "I know I'm late to the party but congratulations to Mary Berry for her Damehood!!" he wrote in the caption.

Jamie went on: "This is amazing, I'm so pleased for her. What a truly wonderful lady she is, such an inspiration, kind and hilarious with incredible energy. Big love Mary we all love you Jamie o x."

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