Idris Elba bearding Gary Lineker in ‘My Hairy Valentine’ beard poll. Closes noon Mon 13th

In Uncategorized on February 12, 2017 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

Media release 12th February

Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Idris Elba bearding Gary Lineker in ‘My Hairy Valentine’ beard poll. Closes noon Mon 13th


The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that with 24 hours to go in the annual hunt for the sexiest Valentine’s beard actor Idris Elba is bearding Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker.

The vote closes at midday on Monday

The winner of the annual My Hairy Valentine Award is 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, 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 list covers a diverse range of people and beards, with a considerable churn from the 2015 list.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, there are more and more beards about, but it’s the combination of style and presence that makes for a successful Hairy Valentine

My Hairy Valentine 2017

Andy Carroll, footballer

Leonardo DiCaprio, actor

Michael Eavis, Glastonbury founder

Idris Elba, actor

Prince Harry, personality

Tom Jones, musician

Gary Lineker, broadcaster

James O’Brien, broadcaster

Aidan Turner, actor

Philip Wilton, cheesemaker


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