Anderson Cooper wished he had brown hair.

Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper

The 49-year-old actor has admitted he doesn't recognise himself when he looks in the mirror and is often left shocked when he is reminded he now has grey locks, which makes him long for the days when he boasted a full head of brunette tresses.

Speaking to Kelly Ripa on 'Live! With Kelly' on Wednesday (22.06.16), 'The Mole' star said: "I don't really like my grey hair. I wish I still had brown hair. It's not my thing.

"I used to have brown hair and then in my thirties, [I had] salt-and-pepper hair, and now I keep thinking there has to be pepper somewhere in there.

"Every time I look in the mirror, I still, in my mind, think I have brown hair and then I'm like, 'Who is that old guy?'

"I've started to look like a White Walker from 'Game of Thrones' with the paleness. It's a little too much. As soon as the White Walkers came on 'Game of Thrones', I'm like, 'Hmmm, I'm related to them.'"

And the television personality has revealed he has contemplated dying his hair back to its natural shade, although he doesn't think he has the patience to sit in the hairdressers to complete the treatment.

He explained: "If I could, I would probably color my hair, but I couldn't imagine sitting in a salon with tin foil in my hair reading old issues of 'Rosie' for hours. At this point it's too late -- the cow has left the barn."

Meanwhile, Anderson has revealed his pal Andy Cohen regularly taunts him for his hair colour.

He said: "Andy Cohen makes fun of me, and says it's like, Katniss Everdeen's 'hair on fire'.

"I don't blend in a crowd very well. People used to say to me I'm prematurely grey, but that doesn't happen anymore. I've caught up with myself."

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