BLUR star Alex James looked a world away from his Britpop days – with the exception of his floppy haircut.
The 53-year-old music legend is now a cheesemaker and farmer who runs The Big Feastival at his country pad.
But Blur fans might not have recognised him with a grey beard as he smoked a cigarette in London.
Alex was seen in a T-shirt despite the chilly weather as he was photographed outside Scott's restaurant.
The star can usually be found on his sprawling estate near Kingham in Oxfordshire, where is a rock'n'roll farmer.
But he was in the capital with his wife Claire Neate and their son Geronimo. The couple also share twins Artemis and Galileo and daughters Sable and Beatrix.
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Alex's appearance comes after The Sun revealed Blur were staging a comeback including a huge gig at Wembley.
He had much to celebrate at the posh Mayfair fish restaurant.
The tour – their first since 2015 – sold out almost instantly with the Britpop kings adding a second date.
Alex will join Damon Albarn, 54, Graham Coxon, 53, and Dave Rowntree, 58, for the gigs, which will be stuffed with iconic hits.
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Alex said: "There’s always something really special when the four of us get in a room. It’s nice to think that on 8th July that room will be Wembley Stadium.”
After his vast success with Blur, the star became an award-winning cheese producer and his own range at Asda.
He founded The Big Feastival with Jamie Oliver, which is an annual event held on his Oxfordshire farm.
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