Strictly’s Arlene Phillips looks totally unrecognisable in hair transformation

Former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips looks unrecognisable as she showed off her new hairstyle.

The 79-year-old took to Instagram earlier this week to share her transformation with her 40.4k followers.

Posting a selfie, the professional dancer was expressionless as she captioned the snap: "My hair!!! What do you think? #haircut."

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Fans got to see Arlene with much lighter brown hair cut into a short bob at the jawline and styled in a centre parting.

It wasn't long before some of her celebrity friends and fans commented on her new look with many saying the style was very 'chic'.

Screenwriter Russell T Davies commented: "Beautiful. You’re wonderful, darling."

Actress Catherine Tyldesley said: "Love love love."

One fan added: "Love it! Gorgeous length."

Another said: "Chic and beautiful – definitely suits you"

Although the star looked fresh-faced for her new hair debut, she recently embarked on a health journey after contracting coronavirus.

The 79-year-old was floored for nine days after falling ill with the virus and has admitted she's found it difficult to get back into shape.

Speaking to The Mirror, she said: "It’s like everything has left – all my sense of being and strength have floated away from me, but the oddest things remain, including the back of one of my legs, which feels as if it’s been burnt. It’s been a huge shock.”

On Thursday [June 23], Arlene revealed that she'll be staying at Champney's resort and spa for a much-needed "reset".

Standing outside the building with a big smile on her face, she captioned the image: "So this is where my journey begins.

"Post Covid I needed a reset so decided on the Lief diet programme @champneysspas so here goes. Healthy eating and exercise here I come."

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