Jake Wood is a big name on Instagram, regularly using the social media platform to share life updates with his fans.
It’s no wonder, then, that fans of the former EastEnders star were squeamish when he announced he was taking a hiatus from his post two weeks ago.
Although Jake’s 180,000 subscribers were saddened by the news, they showed their support by telling him to “take care of yourself!”
Jake ended up sharing some commercials for the new play he will be playing in, “A Ghost Story”.
But it wasn’t until this weekend that he fully returned from his social media hiatus.
Jake appears to have enjoyed the break as he appeared to have bright eyes and a bushy tail in a selfie posted to his Instagram yesterday.
Advertising a protein and vitamin water, the actor gave a sultry side smile as he waved a bottle of the product towards the camera.
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“@wowhydrate The tastiest protein and vitamin waters on the market,” the caption read.
“Good, Mr. Wood,” one person said, while another added that the drink was “Defo the best”.
But some of Jake’s followers ignored the ad because they were too distracted by anything else in the photo.
“Where’s the beard gone?” Asked a shocked follower.
“Omg u beard is gone,” exclaimed another horrified fan.
Jake’s so-called “lockdown beard” has arguably been the real star of her Instagram page over the past year, with fans following her progress as she grew longer and fuller each month.
But anyone who follows the actors’ narrative more closely will know that Jake actually ditched the beard before this weekend.
Die-hard fans called him a “handsome devil” in a clean-shaven snap he shared on Instagram three weeks ago.
With lockdown restrictions set to ease over the next few months, we have yet to see if the infamous beard will return – or if we’ve seen the last one.
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