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JOSH Charnley’s curly locks are no more!

Wigan’s wing wizard has kept to his word and allowed his distinctive barnet to be shaved off for Joining Jack.

Josh Charnley gets his head shaved for Joining Jack

Josh Charnley gets his head shaved for Joining Jack

The Warriors star promised that he would go under the clippers if the charity’s Twitter page reached 20,000 followers.

The amount had gathered pace over the last few weeks but a plug from Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins took the total from 19,000 to more than 21,000 on Monday night.

Joining Jack was set up by former Warriors star Andy Johnson after his four-year-old son Jack was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

The campaign to raise awareness about the terminal illness and raise money into research to find a cure has captured the hearts of thousands.

The landmark follower count on twitter was music to the ears of Josh’s teammate Sam Tomkins who was only more than happy to shave off his pal’s barnet.

Speaking after the cut, Josh said he was more than happy to lose his hair but added that it isn’t a style fans should be getting used to.

“It’s all for a good cause but I wouldn’t go to a hairdresser and ask for it,” he told the Evening Post.

“I’ll be growing it back, definitely and it’s going to be worse than I ever had it, I’m just going to let it run wild!

“I don’t mind it, it’s how my hair grows so I just took advantage of it.”

The original agreement was that Josh have it shaved to a “number two” length, something Sam adhered to ... right until the last moment.

The crafty full-back allowed a little curl to grow at the front before shaving that off completely, meaning that he’d have to get rid of the rest of Josh’s hair to even it up!

“You can’t trust Sam,” added Josh. “It was only going to be a number two at the start of it!”

As for Sam, he reckons he has another career beckoning...

He said: “It was a terrible cut before so as soon as the opportunity to cut it came up I took the chance.

“I’ll probably get approached by a few hairdressers now.”

If he starts growing it we’ll just set another benchmark and we’ll do it again.”

The 23-year-old had the chance to meet cycling hero Bradley on Monday, less than 24 hours after he triumphed in Paris.

And he’s paid a heartfelt thank-you to his new pal, who has helped raise the profile of Joining Jack.

Sam added: “I’ve got to thank Bradley more than anything, what he’s done in the last month is outstanding. His profile has gone through the roof so him giving it a mention was great and it’s more awareness for the charity.

“When you know the story and you meet Andy Johnson and you know what the family is going through, it’s a terrible time and one that every little bit we can do helps.

“We can’t even understand what they must be going through and if we can help raise awareness and maybe at some point find a cure, that would be amazing.”