There was only one question on everyone's mind as the new series of University Challenge arrived on our screens: What on earth has happened to Jeremy Paxman's hair?!
Paxman's let his hair grow out somewhat this series. Not sure how to react to this... #UniversityChallenge
-- Laine Tisdall (@LaineTisdall95) July 11, 2016
Some people thought his new slightly longer look was crying out for a trim.
-- Kriefers (@seat56) July 11, 2016
While others found some positives in the change.
Jeremy Paxman's hair is different, windswept #universitychallenge
-- Luke Modrate (@LukeMod) July 11, 2016
Is paxman sponsored by head and shoulders this evening? There's a lot of volume in that hair ? #universitychallenge
-- BB (@Beverlovey) July 11, 2016
Good to see Paxman getting with the long grey hair look #universitychallenge
-- Neil McKenna (@neilmckenna) July 11, 2016
Paxman's sporting great 'retirement hair'. #universitychallenge
-- Matthew Horton (@matthewjh) July 11, 2016
Then they got creative and thought he looked like a lot of different things.
Paxman has the hair of a confused man in a library. #universitychallenge
-- Crispin (@SirMustard) July 11, 2016
Paxman's hair though. Taken it off my Primary School maths teacher. Not one of the male ones. #universitychallenge
-- Chris Rubery (@Chrisrubery) July 11, 2016
Paxman's hair looks like whipped cream that has somehow gotten covered in dust #UniversityChallenge
-- Richard Cardall (@Hum_Con) July 11, 2016
Paxman's hair suggests his journey to the recording incorporated passing through a particularly tricky hedge. #UniversityChallenge
-- David Ephgrave (@David_Ephgrave) July 11, 2016
-- Michael (@Michaelspikel) July 11, 2016
-- Neil Todd (@Neil_Rivelino) July 11, 2016
-- victoria (@VicsterLS) July 11, 2016
Paxo's hair is getting a bit Game of Thronesy.... #universitychallenge
-- Heather Lyons (@HezTalk) July 11, 2016
The new *do* proved rather distracting from the actual real questions on the show.
I'm transfixed by Paxman's hair. I can't focus on the questions. #UniversityChallenge
-- Mike (@mijath) July 11, 2016
Finding #UniversityChallenge difficult to watch right now as I'm constantly looking out for hungry baby birds emerging from Paxman's hair.
-- Mark H (@neonbubble) July 11, 2016
Believe it or not, this actually wasn't the first time Paxman's hair has been a serious topic of conversation - back in 2013 it was the hair on his face that caused the meltdown, even prompting the man himself to make a statement.
Jeremy Paxman has issued this statement after Twitter went into meltdown when his beard made its Newsnight debut pic.twitter.com/xruDncID0N
-- BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) August 13, 2013
Few weeks in & it thankfully seems that Jeremy has somewhat grown attached to me...or have I grown attached to him? Either way, i'm staying!
-- PaxmanBeard (@PaxmanBeard) August 30, 2013
So we look forward to the latest statement and other inevitable event that will follow...