Jeremy Paxman will throw down the gauntlet to thousands of men planning to take part in the popular ‘Movember’ campaign next month, which challenges men to grow a moustache to raise awareness of mens’ health issues. A recent dry run proved categorically that the TV presenter can grow a thick, rich and dense moustache ‘in a matter of hours’.
‘Just think Tom Hanks in Castaway, then times it by three. That’s the sort of standard I’m dealing with after about three days,’ said Paxman, who expects to win Movember by 15 November at the latest. ‘By day four I’m clearing a path for incoming food. By day seven I’m already in dreadlock territory. Some men carry a gun for protection, I carry a Gillette Mach Three. Things are about to get hairy.’