This Morning’s Rylan Clark-Neal posts throwback photo and looks almost unrecognisable

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Rylan Clark-Neal has posted a throwback photo of himself and he looks almost unrecognisable.

The This Morning regular took to Instagram to share a throwback picture of his Ibiza performing days with his one million followers, leaving many of them shocked at the stark difference in his looks.

The 30-year-old uploaded a snap taken 10 years ago, that shows him posing on an Ibiza beach - and he looks almost unrecognisable.

Starkly different to the dark brown hair and thick beard we’re used to seeing on our screens, the TV host showed off his natural blonde, almost ginger, locks and tiny goatee beard to match.

And, he was sporting the fashion of a last decade with baggy jeans and a deep v-neck t-shirt.

‘10 years ago me just did his first live set at @mamboibiza,’ the presenter captioned alongside the throwback snap. ‘What an honour. 2009-2019 x’.

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Fans bombarded the post with comments, noting how different the former X Factor star looked in the picture.

‘Wow, this is you????’ wrote one shocked follower. Others echoed: ‘Is this really you lol. ❤❤❤’ and ‘That is never you?’.

‘Oh my God it took me a while to c that it was you Rylan,’ added another fan, ‘you look so different where did all the ginger hair go?’.

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Many even commented on how they prefer the TV star’s previous look, with one writing: ‘You look absolutely stunning with that beautiful fair hair Rylan, why not give it a go and go back to your natural roots for a while?’.

‘You should ditch the 'Malibu sunset' hair and beard dye, and go back to your natural colour,’ added another, ‘it suits you so much better, be ginger, be proud , gotta love a ginge’.

Others added: ‘Go back to that hair colour Rylan it suits you x’ and ‘Love the lighter hair’.

Who knows, we might see a style change for Rylan some time soon!

Aleesha Badkar
Lifestyle Writer

Aleesha Badkar is a lifestyle writer who specialises in health, beauty - and the royals. After completing her MA in Magazine Journalism at the City, the University of London in 2017, she interned at Women’s Health, Stylist, and Harper’s Bazaar, creating features and news pieces on health, beauty, and fitness, wellbeing, and food. She loves to practice what she preaches in her everyday life with copious amounts of herbal tea, Pilates, and hyaluronic acid.