He had one of the best-known speech impediments in Britain, but Chris Eubanks' famous lisp is no more after he spent £31,000 on dental work.
And while he is delighted to have shifted his trademark speech defect, it has been replaced by a whistle.
"I've jumped out of the frying pan and into the fryer," Chris told the Sun.
"I certainly wasn’t expecting it. Everyone thinks it's hilarious. But at least I prefer the whistle to the lisp."
Performed by a top cosmetic dentist, Chris' dental work included the fitting of 28 porcelain crowns and the closing of the gap between his teeth that caused the lisp.
"As soon as the anaesthetic wore off I was talking to the dentist and I could hear the whistling. It was funny but not as funny as the lisp," the 43-year-old said.
Chris, who currently lives in a hotel in Brighton, hopes his new teeth will help him reconcile with his ex-wife, and mother of his four children, Karron.
"I hope Karron likes them because maybe I will be able to win her back," he said. "Its one of the reasons I did it."
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