Beatles legend Ringo Starr has marked anti-bullying week by sharing a photo of himself on Instagram in which he wears odd-coloured socks. 

In the picture, Ringo, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday, is seated on a chair in his backyard, giving one of his characteristically generous smiles for the camera.

He is wearing a blue tracksuit and - wait for it - two different-colored socks, a metaphorical image for individuality and diversity.

Ringo was doing his bit for the anti-bullying week, which runs from November 16 to 20.

Starr asked his fans to unite against the many instances of bullying that happen every day.

"Peace, Love and Odd Socks – I’m wearing these in support of Odd Socks Day to celebrate individuality and Unite Against Bullying," wrote the iconic drummer. "Peace and love." 

Other celebs who have weighed in against bullying include Chris Bisson from Coronation Street, Craig David and Briony May Williams, a Great British Bake Off finalist.