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Jeremy Paxman's beard free New Year

7 January 2014 Last updated at 15:45 GMT

Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman has shaved off his infamous beard for the new year.

Speaking to Radio Times magazine, Paxman, 63, said: "If a chap can't shave on holiday, what can he do? Beards are so 2013."

Paxman unintentionally created a media storm when he fronted Newsnight with a full beard on BBC Two last August.