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Jay Rayner

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers has said that writer and restaurant critic Jay Rayner has won the Beard of the Year 2011 Award. BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, Jay Rayner was a short beard ahead of Brian Blessed in the voting for Beard of the Year Award. He has a stylish,almost designer beard, that makes a big public impact."

Beard of the Year 2011

The winners and runners-up of the Beard of the Year Award 2011 - a 16-year-old award - picked by supporters of the Beard Liberation Front (BLF) and members of the public.