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Manchester Evening News
Manchester Evening News
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Take That Mark Owen's 'Johnny Depp' appearance stuns fans on ITV's Jubilee Party

An almost unrecognisable Mark Owen stunned fans during his latest appearance on ITV's The National Lottery's Big Jubilee Street Party. The Jubilee party is part of televised celebrations commemorating Queen Elizabeth II's 70-year reign.

Celebrities and select members of the public gathered to pay tribute to the Queen, live from the AO Arena in Manchester. Singing his new single You Only Want Me and Take That hit Shine, Owen, 50, wore a head-to-toe golden sequinned suit.

Owen sported a brand-new look for the performance. He had a never-seen-before hair-do, with flowing locks and a moustache.

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Co-host and comedian Jason Manford, 41, said: "Wow, he was amazing!" Fellow co-host, singer-songwriter Fleur East, 34, who was unable to take her eyes off Owen's sequinned suit said: "He's so sparkly!"

Fans were quick to react on social media. Many couldn't wrap their heads around Owen's new look, which they said was far removed from his boy-next-door looks during his time on Take That.

@TTPhoebe said on Twitter: "Why did I just think #MarkOwen was @SamRyderMusic?!? Where’s 90s Mark gone? #thebigjubileestreetparty" @cmsg1976 wrote: "Mark Owen pulling out his inner Keith Lemon!"

Terry Mynott tweeted a picture of Gary Oldman with the caption: "I'm loving Mark Owen on #thebigjubileestreetparty". Meanwhile some were left plain puzzled by Owen's sequin-tastic appearance.

Chris Richards tweeted: "Johnny Depp is that you? #markowen #TheBigJubileeStreetParty" Emma Jones seemed resigned to Owen's new hairy look. She said: "Mark Owen… well he grew some hair #thebigjubileestreetparty"

@TianRichards who appeared to be struggling to place where he had seen Owen before, tweeted cheekily: "I got it! The love child of Johnny Depp and Leigh Francis! Maybe a little david Spade!" @Emma_Kitties tweeted: "Looks like Johnny Depp and Sam Ryder had a budget kid #markowen #thebigjubileestreetparty"

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