Ruth Langsford is unrecognisable in throwback photo as she reveals dramatic transformation

On yesterday's episode of Loose Women, viewers were treated to a rare glimpse at what the presenters we know so well looked like back in the day.

The panellists were discussing whether or not schools should ban students from wearing fake tan, when up on screen flashed an image of Ruth Langsford and Janet Street-Porter, from their own school days.

Before showing the pictures, Ruth spoke about how strict her school was about make-up and their outfits.

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She confessed, “We used to hitch our skirts up. My school was really strict, I mean we were so gawky looking.”

Then, the image of Ruth during her teenage years came up on screen, prompting Janet to ask, “Which one’s you?!” – clearly the presenter has changed a lot since her time in education!

Janet continued, “Are you the one with the dodgy hair grip?”, to which Ruth laughingly responded, “Yes, the one with the dodgy hair grip.”

She continued, “That was about as fashionable as we got, a good hair grip. No make-up, we weren’t allowed make-up. Covered in freckles.”

“But I look at the girls coming out of schools now and they’re so glamorous.”

However, Ruth’s fans appeared to think that she looked just lovely, with one commenting on Twitter, ‘Ruth’s always been beautiful…😍’.

The show then projected a picture of Janet at school, sporting a crop cut and glasses. She joked, “Now, you may think I look nice, but look at those eyes. Evil, calculating!”

Of course, it’s been a few years since Ruth was in school. In fact, the popular presenter has recently been celebrating her own school-age son Jack’s 17th birthday.

She shared a video on Wednesday of hers and Eamonn’s home kitted out in birthday gear, from banners to balloons and a table full of cards and presents. Ruth wrote, ‘Can’t believe our baby boy is 17 today…..how did that happen?!!! Happy Birthday Jack 👶🏻🎂🎉🎈’.

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