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Anton Du Beke admits hair transplant was less painful than ‘looking at receding hairline’

Programme Name: Strictly Come Dancing - TX: 15/11/2020 - Episode: Results show 4 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: RESULTS SHOW **STRICTLY EMBARGOED until 2010hrs Sunday 15th November 2020** Anton Du Beke - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy
The Strictly star has opened up on the procedure (Picture: BBC/Guy Levy)

Anton du Beke has revealed he decided to have a hair transplant because ‘it doesn’t hurt as much as looking into the mirror and seeing your hairline disappearing’.

The Strictly Come Dancing professional underwent the procedure in 2017 after becoming increasingly uncomfortable about his receding hairline, and he was inspired by James Nesbitt.

Speaking to Steph McGovern on Channel 4’s Steph’s Packed Lunch, he said: ‘I started to lose my hair a few years ago. Every time I looked in the mirror it’s all I could see.

‘I had a period of time when I tried to do all my photos in profile…It’s sort of always on your mind. It starts to consume you.’

Asked if losing his hair knocked his confidence, the dancer admitted he was more self-conscious ‘in normal life’ than on stage.

He said: ‘It does in certain aspects, not as a performer… In normal life. You’re either OK with it or you’re not OK with it, so if you know you’re not OK with it then, for me, it was a case of do something about it.

Strictly Come Dancing star Anton Du Beke
Anton tried to only take photos head-on before the transplant (Picture: Getty)

‘I was playing golf with Jimmy Nesbitt, who’s famously had hair transplants, and I went to his guy. It immediately transformed my life. All of that stuff that was going on went away.

‘It is a painful procedure, so you accept it for what it is. It doesn’t hurt as much as looking into the mirror and seeing your hairline disappearing.’

Discussing his decision to speak openly about the procedure, Anton explained how he didn’t want to hide what he’d had done.

He added: ‘I owned it, I would talk about it… I had no interest in pretending.

‘I wanted to go, “Look, I’ve had a bit of crop rotation, I’ve ripped a bit from the back and shoved it on the front.” ‘

He’s among a host of famous men who have had a hair transplant, where hair follicles are removed from one part of the body to a bald or balding part of the body.

The likes of Jimmy Carr, Wayne Rooney, Brian McFadden and Jack P Shepherd have all been open about the procedure.

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