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David Letterman is bald, bearded and happy as larry!

TRANSFORMATION: David Letterman looking very different in retirement from his 33-year run as host of The Late Show.
TRANSFORMATION: David Letterman looking very different in retirement from his 33-year run as host of The Late Show.

RETIREMENT can take many shapes and forms as retirees are choosing more alternative styles of living, and, so it seems, does ones' body during retirement.   

It's quite a logical conclusion- you get older and your body changes - but media outlets today seem surprised by one 'celebrity body transformation'. 

If you have ventured onto social media you would have undoubtedly seen this furry-faced version of a very famous mug, that of recently retired, David Letterman.   

LET'S GET PHYSICAL: David Letterman, 68, spotted in St Barts, enjoying the scenery as he pumps some iron on Tuesday.
LET'S GET PHYSICAL: David Letterman, 68, spotted in St Barts, enjoying the scenery as he pumps some iron on Tuesday.

His face is famous due to his 33-year run as host of The Late Show but the TV legend was virtually unrecognisable as he showed off his new bald 'do' and full beard as he went for a power walk in tropical St Barts on Tuesday. 

The happy snaps have accompanied news reports from around the globe, speculating on the comedian's retirement life.  

The Daily Mail comically stamped the pics as "The Late Grow with David Letterman". 

Buzz Feed chose to highlight just how well retirement has bequeathed the 68-year-old. 

The veteran host was seen giggling and cackling while enjoying a leisurely jog and listening to his portable media player (which he seemed to be having a little trouble with).   

He's worth an estimated $400 million and recently said he has not looked back since passing the Late Show baton on to Stephen Colbert. 

"I thought I would have some trouble, some emotional trouble, or some feeling of displacement, but I realised, hey, they's not my problem anymore," he said.   

"And I have felt much better, it's something for younger men and women to take on."   

"I'll be 69 next year and I've been doing this for 33 years - What did I want? Like you work until you're a hundred? So there's a lot of practical reasons why a person wouldn't miss this." 

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