Gogglebox stars Jenny and Lee unrecognisable in throwback picture as milestone celebrated

Gogglebox Jenny and Lee unrecognisable in throwback snap
-Credit: (Image: Channel 4)


Gogglebox Lee Riley shared a throwback snap with best friend Jenny Newby as they celebrated her 69th birthday.

The duo are well known for their hilarious reactions on the Channel 4 hit show. They quickly became fan favourites since joining in 2014 during its fourth series.

The pair have been friends for two decades after meeting in Jenny’s pub. The TV favourite recently turned 69 and Lee marked her special day with a throwback snap from when they were younger.

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In the photo, Lee had brunette hair and wore a black T-shirt, while Jenny wore a dark grey strappy top and some drop-down earrings.

Alongside the snap, Lee wrote on their joint Instagram account: “How many years ago was this picture wow. Wishing my best friend Jenny a happy 69th birthday, much love always Lee.”

The comment section was flooded with birthday messages from fans and celebrity friends. Leeds star Ellie Warner wrote: “Happy birthday Jenny! Hope you have a fabulous day.”

@Bexi.1982 said: “Happy birthday Jenny you two are absolutely brilliant, just hilariously funny.” @Missbambifantan commented: “Happy birthday Jenny! Hope you have a wonderful day and thank you so much for bringing so much laughter to everyone!”

@Lorraine_mk_mum_nan wrote: “Happy birthday Jenny love . Have a brilliant time . Enjoy your summer.” @Shezadamson said: “Happy birthday Jenny, have a fantastic day.” While @Shaim3598 added: “Happy Birthday Jenny, Stay the hilarious person I love watching, you both make my day watching you on gogglebox.”

The post comes as fellow Gogglebox star Ellie Warner hit back after being "body shamed" by personal trainers. The Leeds star recently jetted off on her first family holiday with boyfriend Nat and their baby son Ezra. During her time away, the star shared a number of sweet snaps including a photo enjoying her time in the pool with Ezra.

Since then Ellie has revealed that she has been flooded with messages from fitness professionals after posing in a bikini. The first time mum was not impressed with the amount of messages she reserved and took to her Instagram Stories to issue the perfect response to any trolls.

Ellie shared a picture showing her enjoying a chippy tea with a cheesy dish on the side. Alongside the meal, she wrote: "This is for all the online PTs who keep messaging me asking if I'd like coaching." She then added the middle finger Emoji icon to reinforce her point.

In the next slide, Ellie went on to share a picture of a chocolate brownie and ice cream dessert and added: "And have that too."

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