James Nesbitt admits to wearing stick-on eyebrows after long battle with alopecia left them falling out

JAMES Nesbitt has admitted to wearing stick-on eyebrows after a long battle with alopecia left them falling out.

The Cold Feet actor's brows first caught people's attention during an appearance on The One Show last year.

Now James, 57, has opened up about being trolled about it and explained more about his alopecia battle.

Speaking on the Table Manners podcast, he said: "My daughter said to me today, because I've got alopecia at the minute, so I was doing press this morning.

"I don't mind talking about it because it was in the press and I was just kind of trolled on it and I thought 'I might as well own this.'

"But my daughter's said when I told them I was coming to do this: 'at least you won't get food in your eyebrows.'" 

After his appearance on The One Show in September last year, Twitter went wild with comments about his eyebrows with many claiming they looked like they had been "drawn on".

But MailOnline went on to reveal James had alopecia and he had just come off the set of Netflix drama Stay Close when he appeared via video link on the BBC programme, still wearing the hair and make up applied by the drama's team.

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A source close to the actor said: "James has no issue at all with having Alopecia. He's been living with it for some time and it does not affect his life in any way.

"James has never tried to hide it while away from filming. But when he's in character, it's normal for make-up to be applied on that area where there is now no hair."

James' condition is called Alopecia Areata and is an unpredictable autoimmune ailment which affects two per cent of the UK population.

It can cause a loss of hair on the face, scalp and body but for James it has affected his eyebrows and small patches of his facial hair where he would grow a beard.

Table Manners is back for its 13th series and is hosted by Jessie and Lennie Ware.

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