We laughed at the time, but now Wayne Rooney's hair transplant has been voted the best in the business.
The England and Manchester United striker, who scored in the FA Cup last night, beat James Nesbitt and the Embarrassing Bodies doctor Christian Jessen in the survey to find top of the (transplanted) crops.
Dancing On Ice Star Jason Gardiner was fourth and the model-turned actor Calum Best fifth.
Wayne and THAT famous transplant picture
The 1,000 people who took part in the poll for Crown Clinic in Manchester were also asked to name the five celebrities who would most benefit from a hair transplant – and Prince William was the runaway winner, while Jude Law came second.
Rooney was apparently responsible for a 25% surge in young men seeking hair transplants after he had his £15,000 operation two years ago.
Surgeon Asim Shahmalak from the Crown Clinic said that Rooney was the most popular role model for men seeking transplants.
Dr Shahmalak, hair loss expert on TV’s Embarrassing Bodies, said: “It took a lot of guts for Wayne to come forward and admit that he’d had a transplant.
“He must have feared that he would get lots of stick for having it done at matches but funnily enough that hasn’t happened.
The top ten hair transplants, according to the survey:
James Brown (celebrity hair stylist)
The celebrities who would most benefit from a hair transplant: