People paid far too much attention to Jeremy Paxman's hair on the return of University Challenge

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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?!

jeremy paxman on the show (Screengrab/BBC Two)
(Screengrab/BBC Two)

Some people thought his new slightly longer look was crying out for a trim.

While others found some positives in the change.

Then they got creative and thought he looked like a lot of different things.

The new *do* proved rather distracting from the actual real questions on the show.

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.

So we look forward to the latest statement and other inevitable event that will follow...