Ben Shephard and Dermot OLeary look unrecognisable in throwback snap

GMB: TV presenters recreate 1999 photo

This Morning presenter Dermot O’Leary swapped shows to appear on Good Morning Britain today to promote his new book, Wings of Glory, which led to a teen TV reunion with hosts Ben Shephard and Andi Peters.

The trio worked together at Channel 4 in the late 90s when both Dermot, 50, and Ben, 48, were at the beginning of their now stellar television careers.

Meanwhile, Andi was already a TV veteran having started his career in Thames Television before moving to the BBC where he presented on Children’s BBC and Live and Kicking.

In case viewers doubted the connection, a picture taken in 1999 was flashed on screen showing the three men together.

It showed Ben smiling with his arms around Andi and a very moody-looking Dermot, who sported a very short haircut.

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“What people might not realise, maybe some, is that Dermot and I started on television together, way, way back in the original carnation of Channel 4’s T4,” Ben shared.

“And there is someone else there, you might recognise, television’s Andi Peters who gave us both our first jobs in television,” he revealed.

“Dermot you’ve got more hair now, than then! Most people don’t have that narrative arc,” Kate Garraway observed.

Dermot responded, “There’s a guy on Instagram who is convinced I wear a wig and he will not leave me alone!”

Ben found himself unable to resist the opportunity to recreate the image in an impromptu photo shoot in the studio and rounded up the other two to strike a pose much to the other presenters’ amusement.

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After a couple of attempts they finally had an image they were happy with, and fans took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to express their delight at the impromptu reunion.

A user called @djmb_ne commented: “Three gorgeous men then and today.”

@dreamadept was full of praise writing: Great segment… Wings of Glory on my KOBO wishlist… #WingsofGlory #GMB #DermotOleary #BenandKate #kobold

Meanwhile @thandojacky gushed: “Was the best show @GMB love all the guys and my crush Dermot.” (sic)

Good Morning Britain is on ITV weekdays from 6am-9am.

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