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23rd Jul 2017

Alex Turner has grown a beard and the response has been a little hairy to say the least

Some fans are not impressed with the Arctic Monkeys frontman's new look

Rich Cooper

Who among us has never dabbled with facial hair? Let him speak forth.

We’ve all been there. We’ve all had a crack at growing a beard, trying out a moustache; some of us have even dared to give sideburns a go.

Sometimes it works out. Sometimes we look like we should be presenting Blue Peter in the 1980s. It’s a gamble, but one we all take (assuming we can actually grow facial hair at all).

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has done the very same thing; a fan got a picture with Turner and posted it on Instagram, where the singer was seen to be sporting a new goatee.

We just met Alex Turner. ALEX TURNER! Best moment of my life #arcticmonkeys #alexturner #thelastshadowpuppets

A post shared by Sam Carguillo (@samcarguillo) on

Yep, that’s a beard alright.

Unfortunately, Turner’s new look hasn’t exactly been hailed as a total success.

But it’s not all bad news for Alex Turner, some people quite liked it.

Small mercies, eh?

With a bit of a trim, the Monkeys man might be able to shape it into something better, but perhaps the reality is that he simply looks better clean-shaven.

Seeing as the beard had become a fairly standard look for men these days, rocking the clean-shaven look is a little more unique. There’s no shame in shaving, Alex. No shame.