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Phillip Schofield is barely recognisable as he transforms for star-studded party

Philip Schofield joined a whole host of other famous faces who went all out to celebrate Keith Lemon star Leigh Francis' 50th birthday.

The Celebrity Juice star hired out the exclusive members-only club Soho House White City and hosted a fancy dress party for his big 5-0.

His guestlist was pretty exclusive too, inviting other celeb pals like Emily Atack, Laura Whitmore and of course, former co-captains Holly Willoughby and Fearne Cotton.

While there were plenty of impressive costumes doing the rounds, (Myleene Klass and her husband hilariously dressed up as Mozart and a piano, and Fearne and her hubby went as Bonnie and Clyde), it was Phil’s costume that fans had to do a double take on. Simply because the TV personality looked barely recognisable from his usual self.


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For some context, the 61 year old – who has recently broken the This Morning reshuffle rumours – transformed himself into Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy from the Anchorman film franchise, and looked the spit of the character.

The TV star went all out with his outfit, and donned a brunette wig, a maroon 70s-style suit and a mic, not to mention Ferrell’s alter-ego’s iconic tash.

The finished product literally couldn’t be any further away from his usual looks – particularly his signature silver fox hair that he’s become so synonymous with.

Taking to Instagram to document the look, Phil snapped a pic to his stories, and even went so far as to replicate the facial expressions of Burgundy.

“Stay classy San Diego,” the showbiz star captioned the post, referencing the iconic catchphrase of the comedic anchorman.

He also took the time to wish long-time pal Keith Lemon (real name Leigh Francis) many happy returns, typing: “Happy birthday @keithlemon” before hashtagging “#anchorman”.

Phil didn’t fly solo to the lavish event by any means. Instead, he attended the party with his family – ex-wife Stephanie Lowe, 59, who dressed up as Private Benjamin and their two daughters, Molly, 30, and Ruby 27 who kept it classy as the Men in Black.

Both girls took to their Instagram stories to digitally document their outfits too, with many fans calling them an “iconic duo.”

“We're your first, last, and only line of defense. We live in secret, we exist in shadow…. And we dress in black,” Molly captioned her post, referencing a line from the other classic film franchise.

And by looking at the IG stories of Keith, plus plenty of other guests, it looks as though the night was a major success.

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