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Gogglebox star Jenny Newby shocks fans with ‘stunning’ throwback photo

Oh Lee, she won't be happy!

Gogglebox star Jenny Newby has shocked her fans on Instagram after a “stunning” throwback photo was posted on Instagram today.

Jenny’s best friend Lee Riley, with who she shares the Instagram account, posted the snap, and their 65,000 followers were quick to tell her how good she looked.

What picture did Gogglebox star Lee post of Jenny?

Fans of Gogglebox will be well used to what Jenny Newby looks like by now.

The 65-year-old star has been appearing on the show alongside best friend Lee in their caravan in Hull since 2014.

But fans were certainly shocked to see what the star looked like in her pre-Gogglebox days.

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Lee captioned the post with: “She’s going to go mad at me”.

The 52-year-old tinker added loads of crying laughing emojis, before saying: “Jenny with the 80s perm.”

The picture shows a young Jenny Newby with a big head of curls in a very 80s-looking perm, smiling at the camera.

How did Gogglebox fans react to Jenny’s throwback snap?

Jenny Newby and Lee Riley laughing on Gogglebox
The pair have been regulars on Gogglebox since 2014 (Credit: YouTube)

Fans of the Gogglebox stars were quick to comment on the post to tell Jenny how good she looked.

“She looks fab!!!…bet you had one too Lee!!” one Gogglebox fan laughed.

“Very glam!” another wrote. “Think she looks amazing!”

“I had one of those,” another Gogglebox viewer laughed, reminiscing. “Looking good Jenny.”

“Hey, we all did it,” one fan said, jumping to Jenny’s defence. “If you didn’t have a perm in the 80s were you even there?”

How did the Gogglebox stars meet?

Jenny Newby and Lee Riley on Gogglebox
Jenny and Lee have been friends for over 20 years (Credit: YouTube)

Jenny and Lee joined Gogglebox back in 2014 and quickly became firm fan favourites.

The pair met when Jenny used to be the landlady of a pub called The Crown Inn in Paull. They became pretty much inseparable ever since then.

They have known each other for over 20 years now.

The pair don’t usually live with each other, however, Jenny moved into Lee’s caravan during the first lockdown back in March 2020. This was so that they could continue filming Gogglebox during the pandemic.

Jenny usually lives with her husband Ray, and Lee lives with his partner Steve. Lee and Steve have been together for 26 years.

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Their iconic team-up on the show almost didn’t happen at one point. When Jenny was scouted for the show, Lee initially refused to take part.

“I’d never heard of Gogglebox, to be honest, and I didn’t want to do it,” he said.

However, after discussing it for an hour and a half with his friend, Lee agreed, and the rest is history.

Gogglebox continues tonight (November 26) on Channel 4 and All 4 at 9 pm. 

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