Sally Bee calls for people to embrace hair pieces after she goes bald
TV chef Sally Bee says she has been touched by strangers' reactions after recently revealing her hair loss. The 47-year-old brandished her collection of hairpieces when she appeared on ITV's Lorraine this morning and called on people to 'dig the wig.'pre bonded hair It comes just days after she revealed she was losing her hair because of the daily medication she must take after suffering two massive heart attacks in September 2004. Scroll down for video
The 47-year-old held up a number of wigs she now wears after admitting heart medication she is taking has made her hair fall out She has spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), a rare condition with very few survivors – most cases are diagnosed at a post mortem. Speaking to Lorraine, she said: 'I kind of had two choices - do I hide it or do I embrace it? I had to embrace it. 'I think lots of people haven't known for a long time, they've just thought I had thicker hair, that I had really healthy hair. 'I decided to come out about it as a wig wearer - we've got to start digging the wig. I want everyone to dig the wig.' The mother-of-three, who regularly features on the breakfast show, admitted her troubles with hair loss to the Daily Mail. Although she has spoken openly about her heart health – famously, 12 copies of her debut healthy- eating book were bought by US First Lady Michelle Obama – she has never disclosed the devastating effect it has had on her hair. ITV Lorraine's star chef Sally Bee told Lorraine she wants to give other women the confidence to wear a wig The TV chef is pictured (left) showing how her hair is receding and (right) with her auburn bob remy hair extensions The main artery in her heart had fallen apart from top to bottom, causing massive damage to her heart. There is little that can be done surgically to treat SCAD, so she has to manage her condition with medication and lifestyle changes. A beta-blocker called Sotalol, which is designed to keep the heart calm, and the blood-pressure drug Perindopril are, she believes, to blame for her bald patches She said it was a big decision to open up about it and that her hair loss was now worse than ever and likely to be permanent. 'It doesn't happen to everyone on heart meds and I've been on them a long time. But I think the news seems to be that it won't grow back,' she told Lorraine. 'I have been absolutely devastated about it, I have to be honest. The support of my friends has been crucial.' But she admitted it was a 'small price to pay' and said she controls her other symptoms, like restlesss leg syndrome and sleeplessness, through diet and exercise. Sally, who lives in Stratford with husband Dogan, 52, a cameraman, and their children Tarik, 16, Kazin, 13, and Lela, 11, said she wanted to help other women who are going through it. 'I'm going to go on a little journey and find out about treatments and about wigs. People don't even know how to buy wigs. You don't know "do I go in on my own, do I try things on, do I make an appointment? 'I'm going to do all that sort of thing to find out more. The response has been amazing.' Sally Bee says she 'enjoys being blonde' after admitting her hair falling out was a devastating experience HEALTH COMMENT BY DR ELLIE CANNON To have survived a spontaneous coronary artery dissection, as Sally has, is tremendously lucky, and hair loss may seem like a small price to pay for that. But it is not merely a cosmetic problem. Alopecia is particularly damaging to a woman’s self-esteem, and everything from work to relationships can suffer. And this is no minor issue – the condition affects six million British women. Half of those over 65 experience female-pattern baldness – the most common type of hair loss – as a result of hormonal changes from the menopause. It is also common after childbirth. Dietary deficiencies, stress and anxiety are also thought to lead to alopecia. It is incredibly positive that Sally has embraced wigs and spoken about managing such a distressing thing, especially as she knows it is unlikely to improve. I find her attitude hugely inspiring, and will not be alone in saying she looks stunning.
After Thursday night's horrific terror attack in Nice, concerns were raised for the cast and crew of Fifty Shades of Grey, who were filming nearby. Yet Dakota Johnson had moved away from the horrors of the south of France as she headed to Paris to continue filming the second film in the franchise on Monday. The 26-year-old superstar looked incredibly elegant as she sidled along in a stylish floral dress with a belted waist which she toughened up with chunky flatforms. Scroll down for video Relocation: Dakota Johnson had moved away from the horrors of the south of France as she headed to Paris to continue filming the second film in the franchise on Monday Dakota, who plays meek Anastasia Steele in the erotic trilogy, looked tremendously chic in her white gown which was adorned with a patchwork floral print in a host of pastel hues. Boosting her already long legs, the brunette beauty sported chic double strap flatforms which added inches to her height. Injecting a superstar touch into the ensemble, Dakota clutched an envy-inducing Hermes Birkin handbag, complete with gold fastenings and a detachable long strap. Coordinating again with the black accents in her ensemble was her over-sized sunglasses which shielded the majority of her face. Stylish: The 26-year-old superstar looked incredibly elegant as she sidled along in a stylish floral dress with a belted waist which she toughened up with chunky flatforms Initially wearing her hair pulled back in a low-key ponytail, Dakota, who stars opposite Jamie Dornan playing Christian Grey in the movie, later allowed loose locks to cascade over her shoulders. Her trademark long-length fringe was tickling her lashes as she appeared to sport minimal make-up from beneath her glamorous eyewear.perruques cheveux naturels The cast arrived in Paris after a stint of filming in south of France, where they were seen taking a dip in the shores before terror struck nearby. A short way from the set, the tragic Bastille Day terror attack in Nice took place, which saw the death of 84 people including 10 children. Floral fancy: Dakota, who plays meek Anastasia Steele in the erotic trilogy, looked tremendously chic in her white gown which was adorned with a patchwork floral print in a host of pastel hues Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, 31, drove a white lorry drove into the heavily populated Promenade des Anglais crushing people before exiting the vehicle and spraying crowds with bullets. Horrifying footage of the moment the truck turned into a deadly juggernaut were uploaded online within minutes, showing a trail of dead bodies left in its path. The devastating events saw the film's producer Dana Brunetti move to reassure fans that everyone involved with the project was safe. Passing on the message from the whole production team, he wrote on Twitter: 'From production: 'Production has confirmed that everyone working on location in the south of France is okay. ''Everyone has been accounted for and is safe and sound. Thanks for everyone's messages and concerns. Another sad day for France and the world.' Safe and sound: The devastating events saw the film's producer Dana Brunetti move to reassure fans that everyone involved with the project was safe (Dakota pictured with co-star Jamie Dornan)
It's been the week from hell for Taylor Swift after Kim Kardashian leaked a video online of the singer giving consent to husband Kanye West to use her name in his latest Famous single. And as she continues to hid out in her Queensland, Gold Coast hotel, boyfriend Tom Hiddleston has continued to venture out and mingle with members of the public. Earlier this week, the 35-year-old posed for photos with young fans as he ventured out to buy dinner. Scroll down for video Fan favourite: Tom Hiddleston posed for photos with young fans on the Queensland Gold Coast earlier this week In a photo, shared by Crystal Towler on Instagram, the Thor star beamed with joy as he wrapped his arms around two children for the snap. He seemed more than happy to stop for the picture, leaving the mother of the two children gushing with excitement.perruques cheveux Crystal captioned the moment 'What an absolute gentleman,' before taking to the comments section to speak highly of their encounter with the Hollywood star. Eating in: The 35-year-old was wondering around the popular tourist destination to purchase dinner for him and Taylor as she hid out in their luxury hotel Unaware: Tom stepped out to purchase the take-away the night before the taped video of Taylor's phone call had been leaked 'He was so so sweeetttt!!! She [Taylor] finally has found a guy that is worthy of her kind little heart,' she began to state. She went on to clarify that 'he was getting them some take away dinner.'
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Crystal for comment. Tom stepped out to purchase the take-away the night before the taped video of Taylor's phone call had been leaked. Kim started the social media war when she dropped an audiovisual bomb on Sunday by releasing a video showing Kanye on the phone receiving Taylor's blessing for using her name on the offending track — something she staunchly insisted she never did. Caught in the act? Kim released a video showing Kanye on the phone receiving Taylor's blessing for using her name on the offending track — something she staunchly insisted she never did Taylor reacted soon after by tweeting: 'That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet, a screengrab of the pre-prepared note'. She claimed her issue was the fact that Kanye called her a 'b*tch', and not that he said he was considering having sex with her — as in the recording she can be heard describing that 'as a compliment'. 'Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me 'that b***h' in his song?' the Bad Blood hitmaker wrote.lace front wigs Earlier in the month, Tom had fans in an absolute frenzy while out and about on the Gold Coast. After brushing shoulder's with fans, the actor left 11-year-old fan Bella Terlich crying tears of joy upon meeting her. Shake It Off: Taylor reacted soon after by tweeting: 'That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet, a screengrab of the pre-prepared note'
Down Under: Taylor and Tom arrived on the Gold Coast earlier this month He and Taylor arrived in Queensland just over two weeks ago, and while the Shake It Off singer has been keeping a low profile the British star has been heading out and about regularly. The actor is on the Gold Coast to film his latest Marvel superhero movie, Thor: Ragnarok. The film is slated for release in November 2017, and it is believed to draw some of its inspiration from the Planet Hulk comic book story line, where the infuriated green antihero takes over a planet after being beamed into space. Heading the cast of the new film is Chris Hemsworth as Thor, while Mark Ruffalo will once again star as the Hulk.cosplay wigs Cate Blanchett will be playing a new villain Hela, Jeff Goldblum stars as Grandmaster while Tessa Thompson is to play Valkyrie. Busy: The actor is in Australia to film his latest Marvel superhero movie, Thor: Ragnarok and it is unknown how long Taylor will remain Down Under Sorry we are not currently accepting comments on this article.