Dragon¬ís Den star Duncan Bannatyne reveals cosmetic surgery
28 April 2010Duncan Bannatyne is well-known for his no-nonsense attitude to business, and the Dragon's Den star has applied the same frankness to a discussion about his use of cosmetic surgery.The 61-year-old entrepreneur told the Daily Mail he has undergone eye bag removal (blepharoplasty), and that he supports plastic surgery as a way for people to improve their appearance. "I¬íve had [cosmetic surgery] twice," Duncan revealed. "On my eyes, to remove my eye bags. I don¬ít want to look like John Prescott! The trouble is we are a family of John Prescott lookalikes! God help us." The Scottish star has many projects under his belt - from hotels to health clubs - but his latest endeavour may be the most challenging yet: trying to encourage viewers to take holidays around Britain's coastline for the TV show Duncan's Seaside Rescue. "The trouble in this country is not weather or luxury, it¬ís that the people who run these places don¬ít bloody care. It's particularly hard to train the British when it comes to service," Duncan told Mail Online. "All the places I went to were pretty bad, the food especially. It¬ís all chips and hamburgers. We have great beaches, look at Felixstowe, but the local attraction was a caravan park with one bar and a stage." As an open advocate of cosmetic surgery for men, Duncan Bannatyne joins a growing list of respected male celebrities - including celeb chef Gordon Ramsay and music mogul Simon Cowell - whose use of treatments is encouraging greater acceptance of cosmetic surgery among British men.