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Tue, 7 May, 2019Shannen Findlay

New hair alert: Judge Judy ditches signature bob for stunning new look

We have watched her on our TV screens for years, and this time she has come back with a new hairdo – and it is drastically different to her signature short, neat bob many are used to. 

Judge Judy Sheindlin showed up to the Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday with a modern look as she swept away the red carpet.

Her long running courtroom television show, Judge Judy, has never seen her waver from her signature short hairstyle for more than 30 years.

However, that hairdo was switched out for a combed-back low ponytail for the event, where she took out the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The 76-year-old TV star told Entertainment Tonight the change of style was inspired by wanting to lead a “simpler” life.

“It used to take me an hour to get ready for work … or even to go out for dinner,” she said. “Hair, curling, blowing.”

However, the new 'do hasn’t just been warmly accepted by fans, but herself as well.

“I like it,” she said. “It’s comfortable and easy.”

Her on-screen buddy and bailiff, Petri Hawkins Byrd, took to social media to share which look he liked best though.

“I tried to stay out of this, y'all won't let me!” the co-star wrote in a caption.

“I prefer my boss with the old 'do' (left) More sophisticated and 'Judy'cial.”

While accepting her coveted honour at the 46th annual award show, Sheindlin said: “I have a profession that’s always been my passion. And tonight, I have this lovely honor which says I’ve done my job well.

“Life has a beginning, a middle and an end. As most of us, I don’t remember the very beginning, I’m having an absolute blast in the middle, and if my luck holds, I won’t be around for the end.”

Judge Judy first premiered on September 16, 1996 and is currently in its 23rd season.

Scroll through the gallery above to see Judge Judy’s new stunning, sleek hairstyle here.