Robbie admits he's picked up on the manscaping trend

Man with hairy chestChart-topping singer Robbie Williams has spoken about how the glamorous Los Angeles lifestyle had prompted him to have a hair transplant, even though he had been told he didn't need it. The revelation from the ex-Take That member, whose current album Swings Both Ways is a candidate for Christmas number one, came on The Graham Norton Show, and reinforced the latest figures which suggest that men are increasingly tempted by the prospect of procedures which can help them defy their age. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons pointed out that men now comprise 10 per cent of a typical clinic's patients, while 2012 saw a seven per cent rise in the number of men having some form of cosmetic surgery.Lifestyle website Babble.com points out that "the David Beckham effect" is driving up sales of men's grooming products. It asks: "Should we applaud men for trying to look after their skin something women have been urged to do for years? "Part of me is delighted that at last men are feeling the pressures that women have had to deal with for decades," said author Suzanne Cowie.