Actor James Nesbitt has revealed how he transformed his hair for his hosting duties for the Ballon D’Or – he wore a toupee!
The Northern Irish star got everyone talking as he presented the prestigious awards due to suddenly sporting a full head of dark, thick hair.
And while some may have thought he had a second hair transplant, it turns out he was actually wearing a hairpiece on the night where Lionel Messi won the world’s best player award.
James admitted that FIFA requested that he wore the toupee, as he just shaved his head for new tv mini series The Secret.
“I have been very vocal in the past about the hair restoration work I’ve had done,” he told Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show. “The last job I had, I was playing Colin Howell and to age for this they had to shave my hair right down to the scalp.
“So FIFA I think thought, ‘Jeez you can’t look like that’, so we had a piece made and then I got out there and it did look like my hair had grown very quickly.”
He joked: “But it flew off very quickly and I’m back to my own hair now.”
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