13/08/2013 12:56 BST | Updated 13/08/2013 13:00 BST

What Other People Would Look Like With Jeremy Paxman's Beard (PICTURES)

It's the pressing news story of the moment: Jeremy Paxman has grown a beard.

Here it is:

jeremy paxman beard

And here it is on several leading politicians. Check them out and tell us in the comments below what you think. Do they look handsome? Creepy? Or do they just look like hard-nosed journalists with a tough line in questioning?

Photo gallery Other People With Jeremy Paxman's Beard See Gallery

*Starts singing 'Jeremy Paxman's beard' to the tune of 'Bette Davis Eyes'*