Spoof: Is that Bendtner in Chelsea …?

No, it is Proudlock in Made In Chelsea, honest mistake.

Honestly, I am rather ashamed to admit it. I don’t like TOWIE, I hate the X Factor and I don’t know what a Kardashian is … but in the world of semi-reality television, I do have one vice.

Made In Chelsea!

When do these people work? Where do they get such colourful socks? And how many Bloody Mary’s can one human being consume?

I love its ridiculous nature and the complete detachment their lifestyle has from my reality, it is an escape, and one I am not proud to admit on a football page.

I fully know now that my credibility is potentially out the window, any that I had left anyway.

But I was pretty surprised to see a professional footballer in the first episode of the sixth series on Monday night … Nicklas Bendtner.

The Arsenal striker, who recently celebrated an international comeback with a double against Italy, clearly seems to be in the programme at a first glance.

But in fact it is regular cast member Ollie Proudlock - who has the exact same barnet as the Dane.

At university we called it a ‘struggle bun’ - when someone with hair that, really is not that long, manages to bunch it up into a tiny little ball on their head.

Some have dubbed it the Jedi … others the Samurai - but these two are now perhaps the most famous wearers of the hairstyle that has seen Bendtner get so much stick recently.

But in Bendtner’s defence, Proudlock has something of a reputation as a style guru - so watch this space, Bendtner could be in Milan or Paris anytime soon, and I don’t mean playing football…

And at a last chance ditch at saving my credibility, I was roundly criticised for saying Michael Carrick and Andros Townsend should be England starters last week ... now look.

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image: © Ronnie Macdonald

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