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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Bare-Faced Gooch

LONDON () -- English cricket's most recognizable upper lip is now just one of the crowd after Graham Gooch shaved off his bristling handlebar mustache for charity.


The former England captain, 42, was shaved on national breakfast television Tuesday by the same barber who attends princes Andrew and Edward. The mustache was later sold at auction for ?500 ($800) to be shared by two charities.


"It's the first time I've shaved in 20 years," said Gooch, 42. "So I don't know what's underneath."


Gooch last week admitted he spent ?3,000 pounds on a three-month hair transplant to bolster his thinning pate.