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Leslie Ash blames ‘the age of selfies’ for young women getting lip fillers

Leslie Ash blames ‘the age of selfies’ for young women getting lip fillers and admits ‘it would be nice to grow old naturally’

Leslie Ash appeared on Lorraine on Wednesday morning to discuss the 40th anniversary of her film Quadrophenia.

But chat soon turned to the much-publicised problems she had with lip implants – having famously undergone a procedure when she was 40 resulting in a swelling mouth.

Host Lorraine Kelly, 59, admitted she would be scared of having cosmetic surgery after what happened with Leslie – also 59.

Catching up: Leslie Ash appeared on Lorraine on Wednesday morning to discuss the 40th anniversary of her film Quadrophenia

Speaking candidly, Leslie said: ‘It would be lovely to just grow old naturally. There are [procedures] out there for people who want them. We live in the era of selfies and having to look perfect.

‘What’s sad is there are young girls of 18/19 having these fillers. A lot of people see what happened to me and are more careful, which is good. We are all looking the same now though!’

When Leslie underwent the procedure, it was the second time. The former Men Behaving Badly starlet first had fillers in her 30s, but it was the second round – with the same doctor – that went wrong.

Changing faces: Leslie has frequently spoken about the lasting impact of her fillers and has now discussed the effect the work has had on youths

Lip-sync: But chat soon turned to the much-publicised problems she had with lip implants - having famously undergone a procedure when she was 40 resulting in a swelling mouth [pictured on TV series Merseybeat in the early 2000s]

Lip-sync: But chat soon turned to the much-publicised problems she had with lip implants – having famously undergone a procedure when she was 40 resulting in a swelling mouth [pictured on TV series Merseybeat in the early 2000s]

A look: Speaking candidly, Leslie said: 'It would be lovely to just grow old naturally. There are [procedures] out there for people who want them. We live in the era of selfies and having to look perfect' (pictured in 2009)

 A look: Speaking candidly, Leslie said: ‘It would be lovely to just grow old naturally. There are [procedures] out there for people who want them. We live in the era of selfies and having to look perfect’ (pictured in 2009)

The reaction she had to the liquid silicone injected into her led to her nickname of ‘Trout Pout’ – and because it set, it is now permanent.

On the topic of turning 60 – which Leslie will do in February 2020 – she said: ‘I thought it was going to be over when I turned 50! But I don’t feel different. I have actually got a lot more drive.

‘So many women in different industries are still at the head of their game. It’s a great time for women!’

Open and honest: She was breaking down the facts about her experience

Open and honest: She was breaking down the facts about her experience

The youth of today: Stars including Charlotte Crosby have admitted they turned to lip fillers in the past

The youth of today: Stars including Charlotte Crosby have admitted they turned to lip fillers in the past 

She also chatted about Quadrophenia. It has been 40 years since the British cult classic loosely based on The Who’s 1973 rock opera of the same name was released.

In February, to mark the occasion, the original cast of the film reunited at an evening in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust at Michelin-starred restaurant, Locanda Locatelli.

The star-studded event reunited Sting, Phil Daniels, Phil Davis, Leslie, Mark Wingett and Trevor Laird, plus Director Franc Roddam earlier this year.

Reunion: In February, to mark the occasion, the original cast of the film reunited at an evening in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust (pictured L-R Trevor Laird, Phil Davis, Mark Wingett, Leslie, Sting, Pete Townshend, Franc Roddam, Phil Daniels)

Reunion: In February, to mark the occasion, the original cast of the film reunited at an evening in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust (pictured L-R Trevor Laird, Phil Davis, Mark Wingett, Leslie, Sting, Pete Townshend, Franc Roddam, Phil Daniels) 

Way back then: The cult movie, which had a soundtrack of songs by The Who and was set amid the real-life drama of mods and rockers fighting on Brighton beach in 1964 (pictured L-R Toyah Willcox, Sting, Leslie Ash, Phil Daniels, Mark Wingett)

Way back then: The cult movie, which had a soundtrack of songs by The Who and was set amid the real-life drama of mods and rockers fighting on Brighton beach in 1964 (pictured L-R Toyah Willcox, Sting, Leslie Ash, Phil Daniels, Mark Wingett)

The evening was dubbed ‘Quadrophenia Tonight’ and was organised to help raise funds to help support young people with cancer.

The Who have been pivotal in raising millions of pounds for Teenage Cancer Trust over the years and played the first ever Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall show back in 2000 as The Who and Friends.  

Legendary frontman of The Who Roger Daltrey CBE is Honorary Patron of Teenage Cancer Trust, the only UK charity providing specialist nursing and emotional support to young people with cancer. 

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