what's his/her face

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what's his/her face

A phrase used to refer to someone whose name the speaker cannot or does not remember. And then what's his face showed up at the party and ruined the whole thing!
See also: face

what's his face

 and what's his name
Sl. someone whose name has been forgotten; someone whose name is being avoided. Was what's his name there? I never can remember his name. I can't remember what's his face's name either.
See also: face

ˈwhat’s his/her face

(spoken) used to refer to a person whose name you cannot remember: Are you still working for what’s her face?
See also: face
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This week alone, Corrie's Shobna Gulati has been racially bullied off it and everyone's gossiping about the state of Dannii Minogue's relationship - which no one would have had a clue was troubled if she and whatshisface hadn't felt the need to share their most intimate problems with people they'd cross a continent to avoid in real life.
I bet Harold whatshisface is probably starting to recalculate his Doomsday prediction.
We will then be left with cheap options such as a string of 'An Evening With' type shows starring, God forbid, the likes of Paul Burrell, Callum Best, the Hamiltons and whatshisface from Blaenau
At least he plays alongside Patrick Vieira, Robert Pires and Thierry whatshisface every week.
I'm told the guy who talks about telly on STV's magazine show The Hour, y'know, whatshisface, is occasionally told by friends and family that they saw him on The One Show with that Michelle McManus the other night.