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Doctor Who star Billie Piper unrecognisable as she ditches blond hair for black

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Doctor Who star Billie Piper, 39, looks unrecognisable in a recent snap of her with jet black hair.

The actress, who played Rose Tyler in the hit BBC sci-fi series, was most recognisable for her signature blonde locks she rocked for a significant part of her career.

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However, Billie has since switched up her appearance and opted to change her trademark look as she opted for a more grungy vibe.

Taking to Instagram Stories, the star unveiled the dramatic hair transformation to her 474,000 followers.

She captioned the snap “emo glow up” and tagged her hairdresser John MacPherson.

It didn’t take long for die-hard fans to take to social media to share their reactions to Billie’s epic transformation.

One shocked person tweeted: “Billie Piper has black hair omg, I’ve never seen her like this before”.

A second surprised fan penned: “Absolutely love Billie’s new look. Go, Billie.”

A third follower joked: “Love how Billie Piper has dyed her hair dark, so nobody recognises her now.”

Others speculated there was a specific reason for the hair colour change.

“Oh you absolute tease, I can’t wait to find out what this is about! You look super hot as always x,” said one social media follower.

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“Please tell us Pop Billie is making a return [to Doctor Who]!!” wrote another.

It doesn’t appear pop Billie, who became the youngest female artist to enter at Number 1 on the UK singles chart, is relaunching her music career.

However, Billie did hint the makeover could be related to a new acting gig.

Sharing a snap from a scene in the new series of I Hate Suzie, due to air later this year, the mum-of-three showed off her new dark-haired look.

In the photo posted on her Instagram grid, Billie has her hair in pigtails and is staring at herself in the mirror.

She captioned the post: “I HATE SUZIE TOO… Coming this Christmas. There’s dancing.”

The hit Sky Atlantic and NOW TV dark drama series stars Billie as an actress whose career is thrown into chaos when nude photos of her are leaked online.

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