Matt Lucas grows first ever moustache after losing his hair as a child

Julia Hunt
·Contributor
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Matt Lucas (PA)
Matt Lucas (PA)

Matt Lucas has revealed that he has grown his first ever moustache during the coronavirus lockdown.

The Great British Bake Off and Little Britain star, 46, has battled alopecia since he was a child and has not sported a moustache before.

But he told fans on social media that he grew his first one during the third lockdown.

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Sharing a picture of himself with his new facial hair, Lucas wrote on Instagram: “In lockdown 3 I grew my first ever moustache.”

“I don’t have eyebrows so it looks a bit weird,” he joked.

Lucas has previously told how he lost his hair as a child after he was knocked down by a car during a family holiday in Portugal.

His fans and friends inundated his social media accounts with compliments after he showed off his new look.

Former Bake Off contestant Rahul Mandal said he looked “very handsome”, while TV star Stacey Dooley posted a hearts in eyes emoji on Instagram.

Embargoed to 0001 Thursday December 23. Matt Lucas and David Walliams appear on The Graham Norton show at the London Studios.
Matt Lucas and Little Britain co-star David Walliams (PA)

Congratulations Matt,” wrote actor Pearl Mackie. “Very pleased for you and your upper lip in this cold weather.”

Lucas opened up to the Guardian about his hair loss in 2017.

He said his hair started falling out when he was six, two years after he was hit by a car.

Doctors decided it was a delayed response to the shock of being knocked over.

From that point, he said his baldness “was a source of amusement, sympathy and revulsion for everyone”.

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“Suddenly everything and anything else that I was at that age was eclipsed by the fact that I was the little boy in the town with absolutely no hair,” he said.

Matt Lucas during filming of the Graham Norton Show at the London Studios, to be aired on BBC One on Friday evening.
Matt Lucas (PA)

“And that is how it was, from the age of six for the remainder of my youth. Right up until I became famous, my lack of hair was considered the most – perhaps even the only – notable thing about me.”

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