DOWNTON Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville left The One Show viewers baffled and confused over his ‘filtered and airbrushed’ face.
The actor, 57, caused fans to rush to comment on his rather altered appearance during the interview on Wednesday evening.
The One Show viewers rushed to comment on Hugh Bonneville’s appearanceCredit: BBC
One concerned viewer asked: “What’s up with Hugh Bonneville?
“He’s lost a lot of weight and his hair looks odd? Maybe it’s the zoom filter?”
As the star chatted live via video link with rows of books behind him, another queried: “WHAT THE HELL FILTER MADNESS HUGH?”
“WTF why does Hugh look like that!! #TheOneShow”, said a third.
The star was the subject of several jokes about his apparent use of a filterCredit: BBC
He looked a world away from his usual appearanceCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Hugh was on the BBC show to chat about his forthcoming role in the film To Olivia, in which he plays Roald Dahl, opposite Keeley Hawes as Dahl’s wife Patricia Neal.
But for viewers, instead the focus was on why Hugh looked so different.
“Hugh filter Bonneville #theoneshow,” said a confused fan.
Another commented: “They appear to have made a brand new Hugh Bonneville.”
A third said: “Hugh Bonneville couldnt switch off the beautifying filter – ‘I look 20, but I’m still here’. #TheOneShow.”
While one quipped: “Didn’t even recognise Hugh.”
The comment: “Hugh Bonneville looks like he’s broadcasting from Heaven,” was even read out to Hugh by host Alex Jones.
The actor simply laughed at the comment and was instead keen to talk about a second Downton Abbey movie.
The star was there to chat about his forthcoming film To Olivia where he plays Roald DahlCredit: © THING ONE LTD 2020. All Rights Reserved.
He also teased when filming for the second Downton Abbey film could startCredit: Splash News
When asked about the popular series by presenter Jermaine Jenas, Hugh replied: “There won’t be anymore episodes, but we would love to make a movie.
The star, who played Robert Crawley in the franchise, added: “There is a script and it has been seen, but a little thing called coronavirus got in the way.
“Who knows? Later this year, it would be lovely to think the cameras might roll.”