The glam TV stars who haven’t aged since their prime time heyday, from Jenny Powell to Melinda Messenger

MOST people look a bit older 20 years down the line, but some celebrities appear to have drank from the fountain of youth and not aged a day since their 20s. 

These glam TV stars – including Jenny Powell to Melinda Messenger – have been blessed with eternal youth and look nearly identical to how they did during their on-screen heydays. 

Melinda Messenger

DO shoot the Messenger! Ex- glamour girl Melinda Messenger, 49, looks just as sensational now as she did in her modelling heyday.

Melinda has presented several TV programmes, including Loose Lips – where she teamed up with Richard Arnold, Baby Baby, Can We Still Be Friends, Beat The Dealer, Beat the Crusher, Live from Studio Five and Fort Boyard.

Reality TV-wise, she appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2002 after the model Caprice pulled out to appear in a West End play and was a contestant in the fourth series of Dancing on Ice in 2009. She was voted out in Week 7.

Melinda may be nearing 50 but she feels "fine in a bikini" and says she maintains her slim figure with a vegetarian diet that avoids saturated fats in the place of healthy fats such as nuts and avocado.


In a previous interview with Closer magazine, she said: "I'm slimmer than I've ever been. I'm 48 and I feel fine in a bikini. I've accepted my body and its imperfections. 

“I suspect my size is linked to my plant based diet. The fats I eat are good fats, like olive oil, nuts and avocado. And since cutting out eggs I probably eat less sugary food such as cake.”

The glam mum shares three kids, Evie, Morgan and Flynn, with ex-husband Wayne Roberts. 

Carol Smillie


Scottish presenter Carol Smillie, 58, shot to fame on British TV during the 1990s and early 2000s and is best known for starring on the Wheel of Fortune. 

Since then, she has hardly aged a day and credits walking her dogs with her trim physique. 

Speaking of her fitness routine to Celeb Now, she said: “Walking my two black Labradors, Jess and Ruby every day. 

“I’ve never joined a gym as I loathe enforced exercise. I honestly believe a brisk walk every day in the fresh air is just as beneficial.”

Carol lives in Glasgow with husband Alex Knight, a restaurateur, and they have three kids, Christie, 25, Robbie, 23, and Jodie, 21. 

Jenny Powell 

When Jenny Powell, 52, goes out with her 19-year-old daughter Connie, she is often worried about embarrassing her.

That’s because the former Wheel Of Fortune game show host and Loose Women panellist says she is always getting mistaken for her teen’s SISTER — despite their 33-year age gap.

Jenny shot to fame in the late Eighties on kids’ TV show Gimme 5 and Top Of The Pops before making her mark as the “glamorous assistant” to Nicky Campbell and then John Leslie on Wheel Of Fortune from 1995. 




Jenny told The Sun on Sunday how she adores the confidence boost, and jokes: “I do get called Benjamin Button — every year I get a bit younger.

“Being called your daughter’s sister is very flattering. We once checked into a hotel on holiday and the guy behind the reception desk said, ‘Oh, look at you two sisters. You look so alike’. Connie said, ‘She’s my mum’. I think she loves it but hates it as well. When she was in the sixth form it was going round the boys that ‘Jenny Powell is a hot mum’.”

Speaking to Your Healthy Living, she said: “At the moment I am completely addicted to hot yoga! I practise four times a week if I can and also do kettlebells and strength training in the gym at home. My yoga is my lifesaver mentally and physically – the best thing I have ever done!”

Stunning Jenny is currently engaged to sports therapist Martin Lowe, whom she met in 2010 while getting a coffee at London’s Euston station.

Anthea Turner

Anthea Turner left fans awestruck with a yellow bikini snap from her sun-drenched Greek getaway last month. 

The 60-year-old presenter looked youthful as she frolicked in the surf on a choppy day in the Med.

The former GMTV host credited the twilight glow with making her look more tanned, adding: "PS No filter but think the reflection of the golden hour light makes me look browner than I am Factor 30 and 50 all the way."



Earlier this year Anthea joked her Botox was wearing off in lockdown – making her feel "old".

She opened up on reaching her milestone age on Loose Women, telling viewers: "I feel a bit old actually, you know when people say 'oh 50 is the new 40' but no, 60 is 60."

Anthea, who has been married twice before, is engaged to business tycoon Mark Armstrong and the couple were set to marry in Italy in September, but were forced to postpone the wedding over coronavirus travel restrictions.

Kate Thornton



She was the golden girl of primetime TV, and Kate Thornton looks every bit as glam as she did in her X Factor days. 

The mum-of-one is currently 47 but still looks extremely youthful. She previously said: “I could be healthier. But I have a good diet.

"I have to make sure my son has all the right things and as a by-product I eat a lot of the same things.”

We shared how a single mum looks so young people think she’s her 20-year-old son’s girlfriend… so can YOU guess her age?

And we told how a mum and daughter are mistaken for sisters despite their 21-year age gap… but the mum gets hit on more.

Meanwhile this youthful mum of three gets asked on more than a 100 dates a month… and most invites are from younger men.

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