August 7, 2020 5:51PM EDT
The biggest 2020 male glow up award goes to Hugh Bonneville! The English actor and ‘Downton Abbey’ star is showing off big weight loss and new close cropped hair, shaving years off his age.
Some celebrities have used the 2020 COVID-19 quarantine to come out the other side looking so fit and trim. Count Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville among them. The 56-year-old stunned audiences when he appeared on The BBC’s The One Show on Aug. 6, with his face looking so slim and his hair stylish and close-cropped. It used to be longer when he played Lord Grantham on Downton Abbey. While he appeared on TV remotely and was only seen from his chest up, his noticeable weight loss wowed viewers, with some saying he now looks like British adventurer Bear Grylls.
‘Downton Abbey’ star Hugh Bonneville seen on left in June 2013 while shopping in Sussex, England. On right, Hugh shows off his weight loss and hair makeover during an Aug. 6, 2020 appearance on the BBC’s ‘The One Show.’ Photo credits: SplashNews/BBC.
@rachyann_rachy tweeted, “Hugh Bonneville is unrecognisable on #TheOneShow he’s lost loads of weight. Thought they’d got the name wrong til he spoke.” @jurassicjen_uk agreed, claiming, “He looks a different man! Bear Grylls from a distance.” One man named @mancunianmedic joked that, “Having just seen @hughbon new slimline physique on @BBCTheOneShow my wife said ‘Dave. You don’t need to get as thin as Hugh Bonneville.’ Me: ‘Darling. I would settle for being as thin as Hugh was *before* he lost the weight’ (Long way to go, sadly).”
Hugh Bonneville goes shopping in Rye, Sussex, UK. in June 2013. Photo credit: SplashNews. Seven years later he’s slimmed down and has a fashionable new hairstyle.
While Hugh appeared on the show to discuss a project he was working on, in the past he has revealed that a combination of exercise and changing his eating habits helped him slim