“Simon Cowell came up to me and said, ‘You know, you’re starting to lose your hair, dear”. I said, ‘I am not, dear! And anyway, you’re going grey!’?” But Cowell persisted “Darling,” he sighed. “You are. You’re losing your hair”.
I could have just left it and got on with things, but with TV today, everything is in high definition, and people notice every little thing. And if you’re getting on, and you’re on TV with a lot of young people, you have to look after yourself.
So I thought, ‘I don’t want a bald spot! I’m going to get this sorted.I wanted to get the problem solved before it became a problem. It’s like going to the doctor and getting something done for your heart before it goes.
It’s called maintenance. It’s not a wig or a syrup of figs or an Irish jig. It’s just me, with my own hair, feeling better. I saw what it had done for other people. I saw James Nesbitt before and after and I thought, ‘Hey, he looks better.’ He actually looked good… for him.”