Can you recognise who this famous TV star is?

Can you recognise who this famous TV star is?

A well known Hollywood star who is usually instantly recognisable by his facial hair has decided to shave it off.

Dr Phil is an American television personality and psychologist on the show Dr Phil – made famous by his good friend Oprah Winfrey. The expert is well known for the facial hair he sports during his show and after 36 years, he decided to shave his moustache off.

He shared a photo on Instagram with his 602K followers, with the caption saying, “Well, I did it.”

There is also a video posted of him putting shaving cream on his moustache, with the next snap showing Dr Phil holding a razor very close to his face.

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Well... I did it.

A post shared by Dr. Phil (@drphil) on Apr 1, 2019 at 10:19am PDT

Naturally, fans of the daytime TV star were attached to his moustache and went into meltdown.

One fan commented: “No! I refuse to believe it. The world is ending!”

Another fan was much more succinct, asking, “Whyyyyy”?

The post quickly gained 7.5K comments in less than 12 hours.

Luckily for fans of the star, it was all a prank. As the photo was posted on April Fool’s Day, or April 1st, some fans had cottoned on but others took the post at face value.

It was only until Dr Phil posted another Instagram post saying “APRIL PHILS!” that fans had realised it was a joke.

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A post shared by Dr. Phil (@drphil) on Apr 1, 2019 at 5:05pm PDT

In the video, Dr Phil explains that he would never shave off his moustache.

“April Fools! You didn’t really think I would do it, right? I’d look like an aardvark if I took this off.”

Did you believe that Dr Phil had shaved off his moustache in the photo above? Let us know in the comments.