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Basmah Qazi

Can you guess this TV judge from this 1980s throwback pic?

You may know him from a hit TV show on Channel Nine, but back in the '80s this star looked a lot different to the man he is now.

Wearing a white T-shirt, jeans, a black scarf and rocking a full head of dark curly hair, the TV personality is seen sitting on his bed in a photo that was uploaded to his Instagram on Tuesday.

“What Barbra Streisand had, I had to have. That’s how I rolled,” wrote the TV star in the caption.

He proceeded to make fun of himself with a string of hashtags that included “#curlyperm #unidays #proofs #badhairday #university #1980 #studentlife #eyebrows #warwickuniversity”.

Have you guessed who it is yet?

The mysterious man in the photo is none other than The Block judge and interior designer Neale Whitaker.

These days, Neale is now almost always seen donning a suave outfit, and the design guru is best known for his gig on The Block, where he critiques and praises teams' home makeovers and designs.

Neale also features on Love it Or List It Australia on Foxtel’s Lifestyle Channel, starring alongside Selling Houses Australia's Andrew Winter.

And this isn’t the first time the TV judge has shared a flashback from the past. In August he posted an image to his Instagram showcasing four photos of himself from the '80s wearing rather questionable attire.

“This is how I looked in the 1980s. Do I still dress like this now?” Neale captioned the image.