The Italian Almanac

Silvio Berlusconi

Italian News - April 2

Italy's Premier Silvio Berlusconi, proud of his new hair implants, said his European counterparts "are seriously interested by this operation and that this address is becoming an international success". He didn't give the address, nor did he name names. He just proudly pointed at his hair and said: "To say, that they're actually all mine."

The 68-year-old premier, participating in a high-profile program on RAI television ahead of regional elections tomorrow, said: "They were just delocalised from behind to in front". Mr Berlusconi, who has never been shy to admit his use of plastic surgery, said the implants were justified by his obligations to "represent the country on the international scene".