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Sam Thompson looks unrecognisable in old man mask
Sam’s transformation has impressed fans (Picture: Instagram/ Hits Radio)

Made in Chelsea star Sam Thompson was completely unrecognisable as he transformed into an old man.

Sam may only be 31 years old, but with the help of prosthetics, he was able to completely transform his youthful look into that of an elderly man.

The reality star complemented his makeover with old man attire, complete with a cardigan and walking cane, then wandered around London.

In costume, Sam asked people for directions and chatted to members of the public who had no idea it was him underneath all of the makeup. 

This transformation was all part of a promotion of Despicable Me 4 and part of Sam’s evening show at Hits Radio, as revealed by a video shared by the station.

‘Now if you were listening to my show on Tuesday night, you’ll know that just like Gru from Despicable Me 4, I’m going into hiding!’ said the former I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here winner in the clip.

The video posted by the radio show then showed a timelapse video of heavy makeup being applied to the presenter.

Sam Thompson looks unrecognisable in old man mask
The presenter wore a costume to match the prosthetics (Picture: theprostheticsstudio/Instagram)
Sam Thompson looks unrecognisable in old man mask
Many fans were shocked by the transformation (Picture: Instagram)
Sam Thompson on This Morning TV show,
Sam looks rather different in real life (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

The prosthetic stunt was completed when Sam’s fellow radio presenter, Joe Swash was tasked with finding him in the London crowds. Despite the disguise, Joe managed to find the presenter – eventually.

Prosthetic artists Shaun Harrison and Paula Anne Booker-Harrison created the mask in seven days and shared the creation of this mask on social media.

The caption from the artists read: ‘We had such a wonderful day over in Liverpool yesterday working with @hitsradiouk and the wonderful @samthompsonuk. 

‘The brief was to make Sam into an old man disguise makeup. We had 7 days to complete this character. @paula_anne_booker and myself made this makeup.

‘It’s was all for the launch of @universalpicturesuk release of @despicableme 4. @joeswash we lifecasted Sam over at Hits radio in London, and made all the pieces at our workshop. A really fun job to do. All materials we got from the wonderful @neillsmaterials.@theprostheticsstudio.’ 

Fans were impressed by this transformation and took to social media to compliment the presenter.

‘Brilliant! Sam’s disguise was so good. I would have known his voice though! 🤣🤣🥰,’ said Lisakatebaker.

‘Absolutely Fabulous, love Sam, so good,’ said Pamelaphillipso.

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