Big beards in Brighton

"I say old chap, is this the British Beard and Moustache Championships?" Photo: ITV Meridian

Some whiskery wonders were on show in Brighton today for the British Beard and Moustache Championships.

With categories such as English, freestyle and musketeer, the inaugural event attracted more than 100 moustachioed marvels and bearded beauties.

The event follows the success of the world championships in the city back in 2007.

Battle of the beards Credit: ITV Meridian
"Hats off to you for that ZZ Top-style look" Credit: ITV Meridian