Dawn French wows friends and fans with dramatic hair makeover

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Dawn French during the filming for the Graham Norton Show at BBC Studioworks 6 Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, to be aired on BBC One on Friday evening. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday October 15, 2020. Photo credit should read: PA Media on behalf of So TV
Dawn French usually psorts a dark brown bob. (PA)

Dawn French has unveiled a dramatic new hairdo that has wowed her friends and fans.

The actor and comedian, 63, usually sports a dark brunette bob but she has now decided to change it up and embrace the grey.

Sharing snaps of her new look on social media, French revealed she is letting her locks get a bit lighter to “happily welcome” the grey hairs – and she’s even rocking an undercut.

“Going lighter bit by bit to happily welcome the grey… with an undercut surprise! Hello there woman in her 60s…” she wrote on Instagram.

The Vicar Of Dibley star added on Twitter that the undercut showed the “real me”.

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Dawn French revealed her new haircut on Twitter. (Twitter)
Dawn French revealed her new haircut on Twitter. (Twitter)

The star’s celebrity friends gave her new style the thumbs up.

Carol Vorderman posted a message on Instagram saying that the star was “forever beautiful”, while former Big Brother host Emma Willis added a “yes Dawn!!!” and Gentleman Jack actor Suranne Jones posted a string of clapping hand emojis.

This Morning presenter Ruth Langsford chimed in: “LOVE the undercut!! Grey is the new blonde!”

Author Caitlin Moran said she rather liked the idea of an undercut herself.

“They say ‘business’ in a way I find compelling,” she tweeted.

Dawn French arriving at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2011, Berkeley Square, London.
Dawn French's new hairstyle has been a hit. (PA)

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Fans were also impressed with French’s fresh look.

“Love it!!! Your hair is always an inspiration to me,” gushed one follower, while many said it was “beautiful”.

“God I’m so tempted to have a cheeky undercut!!” said another.

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