The ’90s heartthrob looks unrecognizable with a bushy gray beard

The ’90s heartthrob looks unrecognizable with a bushy gray beard

The ’90s heartthrob looks unrecognizable with a bushy gray beard after quitting his pop career for radio – but can YOU guess who it is?

One of the most popular pop heartthrobs of the 1990s looks unrecognizable after leaving his boy band career behind.

The 43-year-old actor has ditched his clean-shaven look in favor of a bushy gray beard after pursuing a career in radio.

This singer shot to stardom over 20 years ago as part of one of the nation’s biggest boy bands — but can you guess who it is?

New look: One of the most popular pop heartthrobs of the 1990s looks unrecognizable having left his boy band career behind as he sports a bushy gray beard – but do you know who it is?

It’s Scott Robinson from ’90s boy band 5ive.

Scott famously performed alongside Sean Conlon, Ritchie Neville, Jason ‘J’ Brown and Abz Love as a member of the beloved group, garnering thousands of female fans.

While leaving his pop career behind, Scott has stayed in the music world and now presents the afternoon show The Big Drive Home on Radio Essex.

He also co-hosts the podcast The A to Z of Men with DJ Chris Brooks.

Blast from the past!  It's Scott Robinson of '90s boy band 5ive (pictured during their heyday)

Blast from the past! It’s Scott Robinson of ’90s boy band 5ive (pictured during their heyday)

Scott has since grown a large gray beard which means it looks markedly different from the bare facial expression he sported during his 55 days.

He has also settled into married life with his wife Kerry, with the couple tying the knot the day after 5ive split in 2001.

The couple are also the proud parents of four children, two sons and twin daughters.

Iconic: The band sold 1.6 million albums and 2.4 million singles before splitting up in 2001, but the three members still get together regularly for shows around the country

Iconic: The band sold 1.6 million albums and 2.4 million singles before splitting up in 2001, but the three members still get together regularly for shows around the country

Last September, Scott paid a sweet tribute to his wife Kerry as they celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary.

He wrote: “21 years [of] wedding today. Married to this absolutely wonderful woman kerry_robinson83

“I honestly don’t know what I would do without you. I love you, happy anniversary xxx.’

Reaction: Scott (pictured in reaction to the 5ive clip on TikTok) is now presenting the afternoon show The Big Drive Home on Radio Essex

Reaction: Scott (pictured in reaction to the 5ive clip on TikTok) is now presenting the afternoon show The Big Drive Home on Radio Essex

Scott landed his big break when he first auditioned for 5ive in 1997, beating over 3000 hopefuls including Russell Brand.

The band sold 1.6 million albums and 2.4 million singles before breaking up in 2001.

In a recent interview with The Sun, Scott opened up about his hilarious time with the boy band and revealed they partied with Oasis at the height of their fame.

But far from a boozy romp, the boys spent the evening playing Bop It! together.

Legendary: Scott landed his big break when he first auditioned for 5ive in 1997, beating over 3000 hopefuls including Russell Brand (pictured in 2013).

Legendary: Scott landed his big break when he first auditioned for 5ive in 1997, beating over 3000 hopefuls including Russell Brand (pictured in 2013).

He said: “Liam was like, ‘Step up boys, this game is absolutely legendary!’

“We stand in a circle and play Bop It with Liam Gallagher and he gets so angry he doesn’t win.”

Since then, 5ive has dwindled to just a trio of members, and they occasionally reunite to perform around the country, including a show at the Might Hoopla Weekender.

In March, the band will join other acts such as 911, members of the S Club and Liberty X on the 90s Baby Pop UK Tour.

Mr and Mrs: He has also settled into married life with his wife Kerry, with the couple tying the knot the day after 5ive split in 2001

Mr and Mrs: He has also settled into married life with his wife Kerry, with the couple tying the knot the day after 5ive split in 2001