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Billy Connolly joins Hirsute Personality 2017 poll

In Uncategorized on June 17, 2017 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front
Press release June 17th
Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Sir Billy Connolly joins Hirsute Personality 2017 poll

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that with Beard Week set to bristle off to a start on 26th June there is a high level of interest in the Hirsute Personality of the Year poll.

The winner is announced ahead of Beard Week on Sunday 25th June.

Jeremy Corbyn won the accolade for the first time in 2016 and now faces a challenge to retain the title.

This year’s shortlist sees Labour leader Corbyn face Michael Eavis and Sir Billy Connolly who has joined the poll after his Knighthood was announced on Friday evening.

The shortlist comprises well known beard wearers, focusing not just on their place in the public eye but the gravitas and impact their beard adds to their public image and appearance.

Unlike the Beard of the Year in December, those on the short-list don’t need to have a full-time beard. Rather they need to have been in the public eye while hirsute. Neither is the contest about who has the ‘best’ beard.

The winner of the on-line poll which opens on 11th June will be announced at the beginning of Beard Week 2017 on June 26th. Other Awards that feature during the week, designed to promote a positive image of beards, are the Beard Friendly Sandwich of the Year, Hirsute Broadcaster of the Year and the Beard Friendly Employer of the Year.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett we suspect winning Hirsute Personality of the Year would be seen as on a level with a Knighthood by Billy Connolly but unlike the Honour this is in the hands of voters.

Nominations list
Brian Blessed, actor
Billy Connolly, entertainer
Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of Labour Party
Michael Eavis, Glastonbury founder
Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool FC manager
Gary Lineker, Football commentator
Logan Plant, brewer
Michael Rosen, broadcaster
Ben Stokes, England cricketer
Philip Wilton, cheesemaker

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