He had a full head of hair which, to be honest, threw us off completely. Nevertheless, Nidgey himself - Tom Vaughn-Lawlor to his mother - was the first guest on last night's Late Late.
Discussing both Nidge's backstory and his own personal experience working as the character, Vaughn-Lawlor also revealed the return date for Love / Hate - October 5th, which is tomorrow two weeks. Set your reminders.
Here's 'ould Nidgey himself talking about the potential for a sixth and possibly final season. We can't get over the hair.
And while you wait for October 5th, here's a first look at all the gang looking moody and off into the middle distance.