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David Beckham hides his hair under a hat after ‘hair transplant’ rumours

His hairline set tongues wagging when he attended a promotional event in Hong Kong three days ago, displaying a thicker head of hair. 

So it perhaps comes as little surprise that David Beckham, 43, covered up his head with a hat when he was pictured at the Eurostar on Thursday. 

The sportsman teamed the grey knitted accessory with a pair of 90s shades as he prepared to meet up with his wife Victoria, who is already in Paris for Fashion Week. 

Day job: Becks was in Hong Kong to speak at a promotional event as global brand ambassador for insurance company AIA

Hide and seek: David Beckham hid his hair under a hat as he arrived at Eurostar on Thursday, (left) his thicker hairline sparked transplant rumours when he stepped out in Hong Kong on Monday, (right)

While his camp have previously declined to comment on whether or not the handsome chap has had a hair transplant, his new look certainly garnered attention. 

Dr Asim Shahmalak, from Crown Clinic in Manchester, said: ‘David Beckham’s hair does appear to be thicker than in the pictures of him in Miami a couple of weeks ago when he was showing clear signs of male pattern baldness.

‘It is impossible to say for certain but it does look like he has been using thickener in his hair to give the impression of having a fuller hairline.

Making his own rules: The sportsman teamed the grey knitted accessory with a pair of 90s shades as he prepared to meet up with wife Victoria, who is already in Paris for Fashion Week

Making his own rules: The sportsman teamed the grey knitted accessory with a pair of 90s shades as he prepared to meet up with wife Victoria, who is already in Paris for Fashion Week

Could it be? While his camp have previously declined to comment on whether or not the handsome chap has had a hair transplant, his new look certainly garnered attention

Designer luggage: He toted his belongings around in a designer Louis Vuitton bag

Could it be? While his camp have previously declined to comment on whether or not the handsome chap has had a hair transplant, his new look certainly garnered attention

‘Lots of male stars use these temporary products to hide hair loss. Wayne Rooney is a good example of this trend. I think David Beckham is borrowing a trick from Rooney, he has dyed his hair darker which gives the impression of greater thickness.

‘The effect of these measures is to make his hair look much thicker all over and disguise what is likely to have been an earlier hair transplant.’

Beckham himself once suggested he wouldn’t be tempted. ‘There is definitely nothing wrong with doing that,’ he said in 2012, ‘but I don’t think personally I would. If I do start showing signs of going bald, then I will shave it off.’

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Denial? Beckham himself once suggested he wouldn’t be tempted by surgery, saying: . ‘There is definitely nothing wrong with doing that,’ he said in 2012, ‘but I don’t think personally I would. If I do start showing signs of going bald, then I will shave it off’

Vacation: David's hairline pictured earlier this month as he soaked up the sun in Miami when rumours surfaced - he perhaps dyed his locks when he was pictured in Hong Kong this week

Vacation: David’s hairline pictured earlier this month as he soaked up the sun in Miami when rumours surfaced – he perhaps dyed his locks when he was pictured in Hong Kong this week

Hair transplant surgeon Dr Bessam Farjo, meanwhile, says there is no way the star could have had a transplant that resulted in a head of new hair in the space of a few weeks.

‘Transplanted hair takes about three months just to break through the skin,’ says Dr Farjo. He adds, however, that this doesn’t mean Beckham hasn’t had a transplant at some earlier stage.

David kept his head down as he arrived at the Eurostar terminal at London’s St Pancras wearing a chic navy jacket and jeans. 

His love: David is on his way to meet wife Victoria in Paris - she was pictured stepping out earlier in the day during fashion week

Blue: She wore a black dress from her own fashion label with contrasting accessories

His love: David is on his way to meet wife Victoria in Paris – she was pictured stepping out earlier in the day during fashion week

Shady: She hid her eyes behind a pair of designer shades as she stepped out in the capital 

Shady: She hid her eyes behind a pair of designer shades as she stepped out in the capital 

Wow thing: Posh looked stunning in her outfit as she left her office in France

Wow thing: Posh looked stunning in her outfit as she left her office in France

He carried an expensive Louis Vuitton holdall in hand as he made is way out of his taxi. 

While David prepared to head to the French capital, his lawyer arrived in court to fight his speeding fine on his behalf.

High-profile celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman, famously nicknamed ‘Mr Loophole’, arrived at The Court House, in Wimbledon where the ex-England captain will stand trial.

Beckham was allegedly caught driving a £200,000 Bentley at 59mph in a 40mph zone in January.  

Mr Freeman told the court earlier this month it was ‘admitted’ Beckham was behind the wheel and broke the limit.

He indicated a not guilty plea on his behalf because he claimed legal papers about the offence were not served on time.

At the hearing on September 4, he said the car was a ‘loan vehicle’ from Bentley so a notice of intended prosecution was sent to the manufacturer instead of Beckham after it was clocked speeding.

But the letter was not received until more than the legal time limit of two weeks after the alleged offence on January 23, Mr Freeman said. 

Beckham allegedly broke the limit while driving on the A40 flyover in Paddington.

Meanwhile: High-profile celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman, famously nicknamed 'Mr Loophole', arrived at The Court House, in Wimbledon to fight David's speeding fine 

Meanwhile: High-profile celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman, famously nicknamed ‘Mr Loophole’, arrived at The Court House, in Wimbledon to fight David’s speeding fine 

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