Friday 23 February 2018

Viewers question if Cliff Richard is wearing a wig

Cliff Richard Photo: BBC
Cliff Richard Photo: BBC

Hayley Dixon

CLIFF Richard’s youthful appearance came under question today as viewers of a TV interview questioned whether the star was wearing a wig.

During a BBC interview the Living Doll singer claimed that he was still “cool” as younger bands still had to compete with him.



But some viewers disagreed, with many commenting on his outfit – a bright shirt with a t-shirt over the top and faded jeans.



Alice Woodcock wrote on Twitter: “If cliff Richard's hair isn't a wig then I'm a monkey's uncle #toupee #bbcbreakfast #cliffrichard.”



While another user asked: “What is wrong with Cliff Richard's hair? No...don't answer that!”


The 72-year-old was on the breakfast show to talk about the release of his 100th album, a collection of American early rock songs, which he claimed that Princess Diana would have “loved” if she were still alive today.


Sir Cliff recounted an anecdote about playing an impromptu gig for the young Princes at a ski lodge in Austria and said it was then he realised Princess Diana was rock n’ roll fan, as the Prince Harry told her she listened to Great Balls of Fire.


“In fact had she been alive she probably would have loved my new album,” he added.


Viewer Jane Fae ‏said that the comments were “inappropriate”, while fellow Twitter user Mark Norris ‏joked: “Cliff richard and modest have never appeared in the same sentence. True story.”


The pop star, who had his first hit 55 years ago, also claimed that he was still "cool” as younger bands still have to compete with him, but complained that someone needed to take his calendar crown.


On being told the boy band One Direction’s Christmas calendar was outselling his this year Sir Cliff, who said his mug was still winning, replied: “Someone has to take over, it has become a pressure now for me after all these years constantly being number one with the calendar, and I may well be number one next year I don't know.


“I can’t go on doing this, that is the only pressure, I have given up trying to think how can I look different, how can I smile differently? We are trying to use different locations now.”


He later added: “I am cool because I am still successful, after all this year One Direction still have to compete with me.”

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