TV shock: 'Dougie the Pizza Boy' is back - and you might not recognise him
The 90s TV icon has returned and you will be surprised
He was one of TV’s most recognisable faces in the 1990s, and now Dougie the Pizza Boy is back!
WATCH: The advert that might have you wondering where 25 years went
It’s hard to believe it’s been a quarter century since smiling pizza delivery worker Dougie — played by Diarmid Heidenreich — graced our screens, but now he’s back in a new advert aimed squarely at nostalgia buffs.
Now into his mi-forties, former heartthrob Dougie might be barely recognisable to many – the young man delivering him his pizza utters a gratuitous ‘Dougie!’ as he answers the door to help viewers along – but there’s that familiar red cap to jog our memories.
While the sight of middle aged man still wearing that ubiquitous 90s teen accessory, a baseball cap, might turn many stomachs, at least the pizza is fresh - with the company flogging its new Hot Dot promotion.
Diarmid was a familiar face on TV back in the 90s and beyond – also starring on Home and Away, Water Rats, Packed to the Rafters, and Underbelly: The Golden Mile.
Returning to Pizza Hut is a big deal for the actor, whose time promoting the company came to the end after a controversial car accident tainted by allegations of drug use.