Dancing On Ice's Ryan Sidebottom has hair transplant to further showbiz career as he admits his long locks are part of his 'image'

Dancing On Ice's Ryan Sidebottom has had a hair transplant in order to further his showbiz career.

The former England international cricketer, 41, revealed taking part in Dancing On Ice has made him realise the importance of his image which he feels is linked with his long locks.  

'Being on the skating has broadened my horizons in terms of people seeing me as a personality,' he said.

Surgery: Dancing On Ice's Ryan Sidebottom has had a hair transplant in order to further his showbiz career

Surgery: Dancing On Ice's Ryan Sidebottom has had a hair transplant in order to further his showbiz career 

'My hair is my image, it is part of my personality. It’s what I’m known for in a way.

'I’ve probably another 40 years ahead of me, probably another 30 years to work. It is like, "Right, how am I going to support my family? How am I going to pay the bills?"

'I would love to stay in cricket in some capacity but I want to enjoy going down other avenues whether that is in radio, TV, hosting, whatever.

'The hair makes all the difference. It was really important for me to keep my hairstyle and have the surgery.'

Appearance: The cricketer, 41, revealed taking part in Dancing On Ice has made him realise the importance of his image which he feels is linked with his long locks (pictured in April 2017)

Appearance: The cricketer, 41, revealed taking part in Dancing On Ice has made him realise the importance of his image which he feels is linked with his long locks (pictured in April 2017)

A hair transplant is a surgical technique that removes hair follicles from one part of the body to a a balding part of the body.

The reality star, who has had long hair since he was 15 years-old, underwent a 2450 hair FUE procedure to rebuild his hairline at MHR Clinic’s Harrogate practice. 

Ryan also cited pressures placed on men by social media as a big part of his decision to have hair surgery.   

'In terms of Instagram, social media, Twitter, everyone wants to look good, regardless men or women,' he said. 

He said: 'Being on the skating has broadened my horizons in terms of people seeing me as a personality'

He said: 'Being on the skating has broadened my horizons in terms of people seeing me as a personality'

Ryan added: 'My hair is my image, it is part of my personality. It’s what I’m known for in a way'
Ryan added: 'My hair is my image, it is part of my personality. It’s what I’m known for in a way'

Ryan added: 'My hair is my image, it is part of my personality. It’s what I’m known for in a way'

Procedure: A hair transplant is a surgical technique that removes hair follicles from one part of the body to a a balding part of the body

Procedure: A hair transplant is a surgical technique that removes hair follicles from one part of the body to a a balding part of the body

Pressure: Ryan also cited pressures placed on men by social media as a big part of his decision to have hair surgery

Pressure: Ryan also cited pressures placed on men by social media as a big part of his decision to have hair surgery 

He said: 'In terms of Instagram, social media, Twitter, everyone wants to look good, regardless men or women'

He said: 'In terms of Instagram, social media, Twitter, everyone wants to look good, regardless men or women'

'Modern man now is looking after himself a lot more. We all want to look good. We all want to make sure we don’t have that many wrinkles. We want to look as young as we possibly can for as long as we possibly can.'  

Ryan elaborated by saying his hair loss was a 'confidence thing' and he noticed it while taking part in Dancing On Ice.  

'I was losing my hair at the front. I noticed it a little bit on Dancing On Ice in hair and makeup,' he said.

Ryan added: 'Modern man now is looking after himself a lot more. We all want to look good. We all want to make sure we don’t have that many wrinkles'

Ryan added: 'Modern man now is looking after himself a lot more. We all want to look good. We all want to make sure we don’t have that many wrinkles'

Ryan said: 'We want to look as young as we possibly can for as long as we possibly can'

Ryan said: 'We want to look as young as we possibly can for as long as we possibly can'

TV; Ryan elaborated by saying his hair loss was a 'confidence thing' and he noticed it while taking part in Dancing On Ice

TV; Ryan elaborated by saying his hair loss was a 'confidence thing' and he noticed it while taking part in Dancing On Ice

He said: 'I was losing my hair at the front. I noticed it a little bit on Dancing On Ice in hair and makeup'

He said: 'I was losing my hair at the front. I noticed it a little bit on Dancing On Ice in hair and makeup'

'When you see yourself on TV or in any newspaper, if you see that and don’t think it looks good, it's a confidence thing.

'It would have changed my outlook. It would have changed my personality and probably I would have become more introverted on the back of it.'

'I just want to keep going forward, and always feel the same way as I’ve always felt. In a few months’ time or maybe just a little bit longer, I’ll have a full head of hair. I’m really happy with what has happened.'

Ryan was the sixth celebrity eliminated on series 11 of Dancing On Ice which was ultimately won by former Strictly Come Dancing star James Jordan and his professional partner Alexandra Schauman.

Ryan said: 'When you see yourself on TV or in any newspaper, if you see that and don’t think it looks good, it's a confidence thing'

Ryan said: 'When you see yourself on TV or in any newspaper, if you see that and don’t think it looks good, it's a confidence thing'

Dancing On Ice's Ryan Sidebottom has hair transplant to further showbiz career

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