Matt Lucas, a contestant on the Great British Bake Off, has previously opened up about his experience with alopecia areata (hair loss).

Without a doubt, others in a similar situation will benefit from his candour, and Matt has even been in touch to express his support. Most recently, he used Twitter to support a teenage fan who bravely uploaded a picture of himself without any hair.

Regarding his own struggle, Matt spoke about it in his biography Little Me. He added that at first, physicians thought the disease developed as a result of shock following his being “knocked down by a car” while on a family vacation in Portugal.

Two years later, in 1980, he started to lose his hair, and regrettably, his baldness came to characterise him. The fact that I was the young guy in the community with no hair at all “quickly overpowered everything and anything else that I was,” Matt wrote.

I was never permitted to forget that I was bald, he continued. Adults and kids would stare at me whenever I went swimming, to the movies, to the store, or even just walked down the street. He continued to try numerous forms of treatment, but they were all unsuccessful.

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As a result of his childhood issues with asthma, eczema, hay fever, and allergies, he later realised that his hair loss had actually been caused by an overactive immune system. The reason his body had rejected his hair, according to the doctors, was that his body was continuously seeking enemies.

Since there is currently no recognised treatment for the ailment, Matt has learnt to live with it. We salute Matt for his openness because dealing with it can be unanticipated and difficult.

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Where Is Matt Lucas Now?

Matt Lucas and his Bridesmaids co-star Rebel Wilson resided in West Hollywood from 2012 to 2015.

In London, Matt Lucas resides. In the London neighbourhood of Paddington, he was born on March 5, 1974.

The actor attended Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys School and Aylward Primary School. He later studied drama at the University of Bristol between 1992 and 1995, albeit he didn’t finish his degree.

During his time at the National Youth Theatre, Matt got to know David Walliams, who would become his future working partner. The actor has participated in music videos, notably the one for Blur’s “Country House,” which was directed by Damien Hirst.

The Great Bake-off contestant made his stage musical debut in 2002 when he played a part in Boy George’s production of Taboo at London’s The Venue.

Radio Times called Lucas and Walliams the two most significant figures in TV comedy in January 2005.

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Matt Lucas is a British actor, comedian, writer and television presenter. Lucas is gay. He first suspected of his sexuality at age seven. He began to lose his hair two years later in 1980, and his baldness sadly became something that defined him. 

He went on to attempt various kinds of treatment, none of which were successful. He then came to realise that his hair loss had actually been caused by an overactive immune system 

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