Joe Swash opens up about secret surgery: 'I wanted to look my best – but I was embarrassed'

As one of their 'Boys of the Summer', Joe Swash appeared on Monday's episode of Loose Women, alongside girlfriend Stacey Solomon, and made a surprising revelation.   

During a discussion about male hair transplants, Joe, 34, admitted to undergoing the procedure a few years ago after worrying losing his locks would mean missing out on television jobs.


Joe Swash appeared on Loose Women alongside girlfriend Stacey Solomon

He explained: "Personally for myself, I had one done years ago. It was for myself and something that I wanted to do, to make me feel better. I was on TV so that might have had something to do with it.

"With the job I am doing, being on TV, I wanted to look my best, which is probably not the best way of thinking about it. It's how you feel personally."

Former EastEnders actor Joe confessed to initially feeling embarrassed about having the surgery but, after celebrities including Wayne Rooney and James Nesbitt discussed their own procedures publicly, he no longer feels the need to hide it.

The couple, who have been together since January, are talking about having kids

He continued: "I tried to keep it a secret, I was embarrassed about it and didn't want anyone to know. I've never regretted it. I think for me it was the right decision. But it's not for everybody."

Joe also confirmed he and Stacey have already discussed having children and getting married. The couple were first spotted together in January have been inseparable ever since.

"It makes me sweat when she talks about babies," Joe joked. "But definitely babies, that's a good idea."

And, when asked if it bothers him that Stacey has children from previous relationships, he insisted: "Course not, I've got a child who's nine with someone else. As long as you have that child when you're in love for the right reason, have as many as you want."