Britain’s Got Talent winner George Sampson is preparing to go under the knife for hair transplant surgery – at the age of just 23.
Dancer and actor George, from Warrington, has put his hair loss down to a mixture of genetics, alopecia and spinning on his head.
George, who shot to fame with his Singin’ in the Rain dance routine on the ITV talent show in 2008, is set to have the procedure tomorrow.
George took to Twitter to share the news with fans.
He is currently travelling to the Juvida Clinic in Skipton to prepare for the operation, and he has said he plans to “vlog the entire process”.
He posted two screenshots, featuring a lengthy statement, on Twitter, saying: “SO, on the 26th April 2017, I will be travelling to the Juvida Clinic, Skipton, to have a HAIR TRANSPLANT …
“This is something I’ve considered having done for years, I have always been convincing myself I’m not worried or it’s not a big deal but really it is. I am only 23.“It’s not only for my own confidence but also being in my line of work which is very image orientated and unfortunately I felt my hair (lack of) could affect my work. My hair loss comes from three things’ alopecia (caused by a lot of stress and loss of a family member), genetics and head spinning, as the hair loss is not only a receding hair line but a string down the centre of my head.
“I spend so much time doing my hair (well Lauren does) to try and cover up as much as I can and to make use of the hair I do have. I’ve decided I’ve had enough of that, I want my own hair, I am only 23 so balding seems like something which happens to older men so I decided I will go through with the transplant…”
George, who opened his own dance school after his success on BGT, has also won a number of TV roles, including on BBC drama Waterloo Road and Emmerdale.
He has told fans how he will undergo a hair transplant using a “robotic ARTAS system” that will design and create “the best hairline for me, decide where each hair goes on my head and give me the hair I have always wanted.”
He added: “I’m very excited, although extremely nervous for my operation…I wanna thank everybody that has been there to help me in making this decision which I know is so right for me.”