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Stephen Fry, Nicole Scherzinger, Bear Grylls tell tall moustache tales for Movember


By Kyle O'Brien, Creative Works Editor

October 22, 2019 | 3 min read

A batch of Hollywood stars and celebrities are telling some questionable facts about moustaches to get the word out about men’s health charity Movember.

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Bear Grylls tells 'moustache facts' for Movember

Stephen Fry, David Oyelowo, Stephen Merchant, survival star Bear Grylls, fashion expert Tan France and singer Nicole Scherzinger have gotten together to tell tall tales of moustache prowess to champion the upper lip hair and encourage people to get involved in this year’s fundraising campaign.

The charity has created a humorous twist on the traditional public service announcement, explaining why the moustache is so important.

‘Moustache Facts’ features Fry giving an introduction to the cause before launching into ‘facts’, such as stating that a monkey grew a moustache in the 80s and as a result was able to complete a Rubik’s Cube in under a minute.

Other exaggerations include Merchant saying that Queen’s success was solely due to Freddie Mercury’s moustache, and Scherzinger stating that the word moustache came from the Anglo-Saxon word for ‘virile badger.’

All the celebs encourage men to join history’s iconic hairy upper lips by growing their own to raise funds and awareness for Movember.

Having battled a bipolar disorder and survived prostate cancer himself, Stephen Fry is passionate about raising awareness for Movember’s cause areas.

He added: “Movember is something very close to my heart. I’ve been personally affected by two of their three main cause areas, so how could I not get involved and support their work?

"It’s so important we talk about men’s health issues, and growing a Mo is a great way to spark those conversations. History shows some of the most successful men in the world had moustaches – don’t miss out on your chance to be one of them.”

Movember encourages men around the world to embrace the moustache in every form, to raise money and help fight prostate cancer, testicular cancer and male suicide.

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