In the 1980s, Jenny Newby looked very different from the star we see on our screens today.

Thanks to pal and co-star Lee Riley, Gogglebox fans got a treat on Friday, when the Channel 4 star shared a major throwback snap of a young Jenny.

Posting to their joint Instagram account, Lee, 53, revealed Jenny's love of the classic 80s perm and big gold earrings.

In the vintage snap, the Gogglebox star can be seen wearing a shimmery black v-neck top, a gold necklace and earrings and of course, a super curly hair style.

"She’s going to go mad at me," Lee began his caption to their 617,000 followers, adding a number of crying-with-laughter face emojis.

Jenny Newby was a lover of all the 80s trends and fashion, it appears (


The Gogglebox star now rocks a shorter, and straighter, hairstyle (



He added: "Jenny with the 80’S perm."

Fans loved Lee's trip down memory lane - rushing to comment underneath the snap.

"She looks fab!!! you had one too Lee!!" one fan to the telly-watching duo quipped.

"Hey, we all did it. If you didn’t have a perm in the 80s were you even there?" another added.

A third wrote: "Jenny we’ve all been there."

Over the years, Jenny and Lee have become Gogglebox royalty, winning fans over with their hilarious double act from their caravan in Hull.

Jenny and Lee has become Gogglebox legends since first appearing on the show in 2014 (


The caravan besties go way back, first meeting back when Jenny was the landlady of a pub Lee was a regular customer in.

Since meeting at The Crown Inn in Paull, the armchair critics have become inseparable - with Lee even describing his longtime pal as family in the past.

The pair became two of the nation's favourite TV commentators back in 2014, when they joined the fourth series of Gogglebox.

Jenny was first approached by producers at Beverley Races Ladies' Day, but Lee wasn't too keen at first.

Viewers love the pair's on-screen antics and banter

"To be honest and I didn’t want to do it. I’d say it took her about an hour and a half to talk me into it – about as long as it took me to get me out of bed," he once explained to The Hull Daily Mail.

Luckily for Channel 4 viewers, the pair have never looked back and are now one of the favourite households on the award-winning production.

Last year, the duo even isolated together in the caravan to ensure that they could continue filming Gogglebox in line with Covid-19 restrictions.

Their super-close friendship dates back decades

Earlier this year, Jenny paid tribute to her beloved friend as he celebrated his birthday.

Using the pair's joint Instagram account, the 48-year-old shared a humorous message as her friend turned 53.

The TV star posted a throwback snap of herself looking on at Lee on a previous birthday they celebrated in the caravan together.

She captioned the shot: "Wishing this t**t a happy 53rd birthday. Have a wonderful last few days in Cyprus see you Friday for filming. love Jenny xx"

*Gogglebox airs Friday nights on Channel 4 at 9pm

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