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Bill Bailey wins place on Beard of the Year shortlist

In Uncategorized on November 21, 2020 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

21st November

Contact BLF Organiser Keith Flett 07803 167266

Bill Bailey wins place on Beard of the Year shortlist

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said that Bill Bailey and Lenny Henry have won the first ‘trim-off’ vote for places on the Beard of the Year shortlist.

Bill Bailey easily topped the poll with 65% of the vote with Lenny Henry second on 18%

The long list consists of twelve names of whom eight will feature in the Beard of the Year vote

The first four listed on the long list have either won or featured consistently in the quarterly Beard of the Season votes held during the year as well as other regular polls. These four will feature in the ‘Beard-Off’ votes for Beard of the Year 2020 which will open on 1st December and close on 24th December. Beard of the Year will be announced on 28th December.

The remaining eight names will go to two deciding votes (four names in each vote) which will run for five days on 16th and 23rd November via Twitter. The top two from each round will join the first four to create a final list of eight on December 1st.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, Bill Bailey’s Strictly Come Dancing performances have clearly helped his beard profile. The second ‘Trim-Off’ vote starts on 23rd November and will determine the final two coveted places on the Beard of the Year shortlist.

Beard of the Year 2020 Longlist

Automatically on the final ‘Beard-Off’ votes from 1st December

Michael Rosen (winner Beard of Summer & Autumn)

Michael Sheen (winner Beard of Wales)

Peter Coles (winner Beard of Ireland)

Richard Osman (winner Beard of Spring)

Trim-Off

David Olusoga (historian)

George Alagiah (journalist)

Jurgen Klopp (football manager)

Stormzy (musician)

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Graham Norton (broadcaster)

Peter Alliss (golf commentator)

Bill Bailey (comedian)

Lenny Henry (actor)

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