Death in Paradise viewers were shocked on Monday after Les Dennis looked unrecognizable during the Christmas special.
The actor, 69, turned into mysterious psychic Danny Sheridan, donning a fake tan and dying his blonde locks black for the role.
The festive episode saw Ralf Little return as Detective Inspector Neville Parker to investigate the murder of a podcaster, with Les as the prime suspect.
Shock: Death in Paradise viewers were shocked on Monday after Les Dennis, 69, looked unrecognizable (left) during the Christmas special (right, pictured in 2021)
Sharing their surprise, one viewer took to Twitter to ask, “Flipping heck, is it Les Dennis?”
While another fan wrote: “I was sitting there watching the Death In Paradise special thinking I know this guy it took me 50 mins to figure it out I’m pretty sure he is Les Dennis!” I need to be better!’
And a third said: ‘Last night watching Death in Paradise @LesDennis was unrecognizable as Scouse’s psychic hustler! Especially liked the hair dye.
Who? The actor, 69, turned into mysterious psychic Danny Sheridan, donning a fake tan and dying his blonde locks black for the role
Plus went on to say, “Blimey is Les Dennis!” and “Breathtaking performances, they might as well give the Dennis the Bafta now”.
After posting a photo of himself on social media, Les opened up about the early reaction from fans to his unusual appearance.
He told the press before the show: “I was really surprised. Right now I have a full ‘grandpa spot in Only Fools and Horses.’
Can’t believe it: Viewers took to Twitter in droves, unable to believe the transformation
“So every time I play a different character, sometimes I change my appearance. But I’m guessing it was Danny Sheridan’s black hair… kind of a deranged Jack Nicholson I think, how can you be more deranged than Jack Nicholson anyway?
“I was happy about that, because it means I inhabit a role, and they’re interested in seeing who that character is.”
“But there was more to it than just dyeing his hair and layering a lot of fake tan – he had to be careful not to sweat in the scorching sun of Guadelope, the backdrop to the fictional island of Sainte-Marie de emission.
Deranged: Les said he wanted his character to be a ‘deranged Jack Nicholson’
Reaction: Speaking about the reaction, he said, “I was really surprised. Right now I have a ‘full spot for Grandpa in Only Fools and Horses’ (pictured)
‘It was [a lot of maintenance], I didn’t have permanent hair dye. They would do it in the morning. So I would have to do my makeup for about an hour and a half.
He continued, “And literally when I was done at the end of the day I would have to go take a shower because it was so dark. I don’t know what they used, it was hard to get out every night!
“I loved that at first I didn’t know they were going to make my character so different. Day one I thought, ‘Is that true?’ When I saw what they were doing, the makeup department was just awesome.This is Danny Sherid.
Tricky: Blonde Les said of the hair dye: “It was [a lot of maintenance], I didn’t have permanent hair dye. They would do it in the morning. So I would need to be made up for about an hour and a half ‘
Origin: | Dailymail.co.uk