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Did Lembit Opik manage to get George Clooney look?

By Staff Reporter

Published 22/02/2016

Lembit Opik makes his first public appearance since the op, which he joked would make him look like George Clooney
Opik after the surgery
Opik before the surgery
George Clooney

Let's face it, he ain't George Clooney. Bangor-born ex-Lib Dem MP Lembit Opik had joked before having surgery to attempt to correct facial injuries caused in a paragliding accident, that when he again looked in the mirror: "I'd like to think I'll look like George Clooney!"

The politician, famous for his romances with Cheeky Girl Gabriela Irimia and weather girl Sian Lloyd, has now been spotted in public after going under the surgeon's knife.

Opik (50) suffered extensive facial injuries in 1998 when he fell 80 feet in a paragliding accident. He also broke his back in 12 places, as well as his ribs, sternum and jaw during the fall.

He said in January: "Basically, they're going to break my face and reconstruct it."

In case you can't decide if Lembit now looks more like Hollywood heartthrob Clooney, that's George on the right.

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