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Ricky Gervais leaves fans gobsmacked with snap of isolation transformation

Ricky Gervais has shocked his Twitter followers after sharing a photo of his jaw-dropping self-isolation transformation.

The comedy actor, 58, has certainly kept his fans entertained with his daily live videos while staying indoors during the coronavirus pandemic, and now he's tweeted a picture sending his followers into meltdown.

In the snap, The Office star was seemingly rocking a mind-blowing new look, with a bushy beard and long locks.

His new brunette do left fans in hysterics, with some saying he resembled "Jesus".

Ricky tweeted the snap in a bid to entertain his 14.2m followers.

The After Life actor captioned the snap: "Self Isolation, week 2."

His devoted fans rushed to comment on the star's makeover, going into a frenzy over the transformation.

One said: "Boy your hair grows fast ha ha ha."

While another wrote: "Your hair grows too fast lol."

A third added: "You've never looked better."

While a fourth said: "Something looks different about you…is that a new shirt?"

"Starting to look a bit like Jesus there Ricky. Unless of course this is the the second coming & you truly are the Messiah" joked a fifth Ricky Gervais fan.

Ricky had his fans fooled though, as the picture was actually a still from his Netflix film, The Invention of Lying.

The popular comedian has been broadcasting live on his Twitter page each day in a bid to boost his followers' moods amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In his hilarious live video over the weekend, Ricky spilled behind-the-scenes The Office secret.

He revealed: "Eric Hitchmough is based on a person I worked with years ago… I won't say his real name."

Ricky confirmed that this person did something once which inspired the hilarious character in the show.

He said: "He was 65, so he was retiring. One Friday we had a sort of birthday-slash-leaving do for him.

"Had a whip-round and bought him a BBQ.

"Then Monday morning he just turns up at work and says 'I got it wrong I was 64', so he worked another year.

"I thought, I'll have that."

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