Jeremy Corbyn ahead of Idris Elba in ‘My Hairy Valentine’ poll with just hours left to vote

In Uncategorized on February 11, 2016 by kmflett


Beard Liberation Front

PRESS RELEASE            11th February

Contact Keith Flett      07803 167266



The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that with just hours left to vote in its annual hunt for the sexiest beard, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is well ahead of actor Idris Elba.

The poll closes at midnight on Friday with the winner of the annual My Hairy Valentine Award announced on Valentine’s Day 14th February

The BLF says that contrary to pogonophobic mythology many beards are soft, sexy and deeply mysterious.

Previous winners of My Hairy Valentine have included actor George Clooney, who is currently clean shaven, Conservative blogger and journalist Tim Montgomerie, and rugby player Geoff Parling.

The BLF says that whether a beard is sexy or not is in the eye of the beholder but the Award is focused on beards in the public eye, whether celebrities, politicians, musicians or sports stars.

The 2016 list covers a diverse range of people and beards, with a considerable churn from the 2015 list.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, after Bernie Sanders victory in the New Hampshire primary we know that it is a time of political surprises, so it could be that Jeremy Corbyn is on track to be voted the sexiest beard wearer of the year

My Hairy Valentine: nominations

David Beckham, sportsman

Peter Capaldi, Dr Who

Jeremy Corbyn, politician

Idris Elba, actor

Prince Harry, Royal personage

Paul Hollywood, Bake Off

Tom Jones, singer

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool FC manager

Joe Ledley, footballer

Andy Murray, tennis player

Robbie Savage, pundit

Frank Turner, musician

Notes for Editors

◾On 14th February the BLF announces the winner of the My Hairy Valentine award, the annual contest for the sexiest beard wearer.

◾ On Easter Saturday March 26th the BLF announces the winner of its Beard of Spring 2016 Award, the second of its four quarterly awards

◾ Beard Week 2016 a celebration of the hirsute runs from Monday June 27th

2 Responses to “Jeremy Corbyn ahead of Idris Elba in ‘My Hairy Valentine’ poll with just hours left to vote”

  1. Reblogged this on dainagregory.

  2. Love Jeremy’s beard, so distinguished.

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