If you were watching TV last night, there’s a pretty big chance you were watching NBC’s Hairspray Live. The three-hour musical spectacular, which starred the likes of Jennifer Hudson and Ariana Grande, saw the beloved broadway/film Hairspray performed live on TV… but when a certain character came on screen, suddenly Tyler Oakley’s life changed for good.
In the middle of the show, when Tracy Turnblad and her mother go to get new outfits to “fit in” in the 60s, they stop by the clothing store, Mr Pinky’s Hefty Hideaway. The ladies had the chance to meet Mr Pinky himself, and when his character came on the screen, Twitter was immediately lit up as he looked IDENTICAL to Tyler Oakley. The blonde quiff, the glasses and the loud suit triggered the hilarious outcome and as you can see from the tweet below, Tyler didn’t get a moments peace during the rest of the show!
The actor who played Mr Pinky, Sean Hayes, reached out to Tyler on Twitter to let him know that it was “too late” to be saved, and it only added to the hilarity of the whole situation. In fact, if you go through the #HairsprayLIVE tag on Twitter right now, you’ll find 50% of the people talking about how killer Ariana Grande was, and everyone else still laughing about Tyler’s mysterious “cameo”. What a way to round off his year!
If you missed out on Hairspray LIVE when it aired on the 7th of December, you can check out
Tyler’s Pinky’s TV debut right here: