Gloria Hunniford is a true staple of British TV, currently co-presenting on BBC day-time TV series Rip Off Britain.
She turned 79 years old in April 2019, marking almost 40 years on our TV screens having kick-started her career in the 1970s as a production assistant with the BBC.
But what did G look like when she was younger? Here are nine pictures spanning from the 1970s to 80s and now!
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1982 – Launching her TV career
Gloria launched her TV career in the early ’80s as the presenter of Good Evening Ulster on ITV.
In this picture, our G was already 40 years old – not that she looks it!
1987 – Launching her new hair
Throwback to 1987, Gloria was repping one of the most glorious hair-doos of her career.
As a presenter on the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest Previews, Gloria was obliged to have a perm.
You know, like everyone else over that period!
Perming into the 1990s
Gloria hairstyle stayed with her as she continued to present the Eurovision contest in both 1992 and 1993.
She also appeared on Lily Savage’s Blankety Blank and Call My Bluff over this period.
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2002 – Stardom in the Noughties
Gloria’s career catapulted forward in 1998 as she was given her own afternoon TV show on Channel 5, Open House with Gloria Hunniford.
Success also led Gloria into a role on Loose Women in 2003, where she held the role for over 10 years and firmly cemented her place on the list of legendary UK TV host.
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