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Bloke star Chris Franklin looks unrecognisable as he appears on Sunrise

Aussie comedian Chris Franklin – known for his 2000 parody song Bloke – looks unrecognisable as he appears on Sunrise as a quiz contestant

He became a household name in the early 2000s thanks to his hit single Bloke.

But an unrecognisable Chris Franklin was sighted again on Friday, and in a very unexpected forum.

The 56-year-old stand-up comic made a surprise appearance as a contestant on Sam Mac’s Pub Quiz segment on Sunrise. 

Guess who! An unrecognisable Chris Franklin returned to the spotlight on Friday, and in a very unexpected forum – a quiz segment on Channel Seven’s Sunrise

Franklin represented Tasmania in the contest against other Australian states and territories, which was held over Zoom.

Weatherman Sam Mac revealed the Sydney-born funnyman had reached out to him over Facebook, asking to represent his adopted home state. 

Franklin found fame in 2000 when he released the comedic parody track Bloke.  

Hitmaker: Franklin found fame in 2000 when he released the comedic parody track Bloke. Chris seen here in a still from the music video

Hitmaker: Franklin found fame in 2000 when he released the comedic parody track Bloke. Chris seen here in a still from the music video

Huge: The bogan parody of Meredith Brooks' song Bitch reached number one on Australia's ARIA charts and was certified platinum

Huge: The bogan parody of Meredith Brooks’ song Bitch reached number one on Australia’s ARIA charts and was certified platinum

The bogan parody of Meredith Brooks’ song Bitch reached number one on Australia’s ARIA charts and was certified platinum.

It was the twelfth biggest selling single in Australia in 2000.

Chris, who admitted to Sam that he ‘can’t sing a note or play an instrument’, has incredibly been nominated for three ARIA Awards.

Anh Do: During a break in the quiz segment, Sam pointed out that the low-budget music video for Bloke featured an early appearance by a very special guest

Anh Do: During a break in the quiz segment, Sam pointed out that the low-budget music video for Bloke featured an early appearance by a very special guest

During a break in the quiz segment, Sam pointed out that the low-budget music video for Bloke featured an early appearance by a very special guest.

Anh Do, best known for his ABC series Brush With Fame, featured in the music video, holding a stubbie and wearing a flannelette shirt. 

Franklin revealed he cast the then-unknown comedian because he often opened his own stand-up shows. 

Strength to strength: Do, best known for his ABC series Brush With Fame, (as seen above, with Tara Moss) featured in the music video, holding a stubbie and wearing a flannelette shirt

Strength to strength: Do, best known for his ABC series Brush With Fame, (as seen above, with Tara Moss) featured in the music video, holding a stubbie and wearing a flannelette shirt

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