Wednesday 26 July 2017

Inspirational alopecia sufferers beat the Eggheads and win €37,000 for a good cause

Photo: BBC
Photo: BBC

Geraldine Gittens

An inspirational team of alopecia sufferers who lost their hair to the condition have won €37,000 for charity.

The all-woman team who were brimming with style and confidence on the show beat the Eggheads in an episode of the popular BBC show tonight.

The team told Jeremy Vine at the end of the show that they were donating all of their winnings to Alopecia UK.

Victoria Petkovic-Short, Marie Jenks, Jeanette Oliver, Emma Skipper, and Jeanette Oliver all lost their hair to the condition. Victoria (26) began losing her hair when she was just 21.

The foursome, who were prepared to go on the TV show without a wig, were inspirational and will no doubt help other sufferers gain body confidence.

The Eggheads team includes the first ever Who Wants to Be a Millionaire winner, Judith Keppel, and Brain of Britain winner Chris Hughes.

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