Scarlett Moffatt says I’m A Celeb’s Richard Madeley ‘has not aged in years’

Richard Madeley is competing on I'm A Celeb
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Jack wrote: “Lots of lovely comments about how well Richard is looking in the castle, but do you think he could still rock a pair of flares?”

Looking back to his youth, he reminisced in a 2018 newspaper article: “We jived to The Beatles, Stones and Hendrix but we snogged to The Moody Blues. But there was so much more involved.

“Tribal costume, for starters… the label was crucial. It had to be a Ben Sherman button-down, teamed with crotch-hugging black flared Levis. An acceptable second choice was a cheesecloth shirt, worn so tight across the chest and stomach that the buttons strained against the eyes, tucked into a broad leather-belted pair of faded blue jeans (Levis again, natch).”

He looks similar in throwback snaps
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Richard in his younger years
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One other shot shows Richard dressed in a beige roll neck jumper and black leather biker jacket. It looks to have been taken a few years after he began a band called Alchemy with his friend Paul, which did not last long following a gig in a youth hostel.

A third photo focused on his g­rinning smile and had the comment: “When you spot your harmonious chorus of joy coming towards your table from the kitchen.”

Jack added a cake emoji, possibly referring to his dad and Arlene Phillips winning a cake for The Clink camp.

He is a favourite on the show
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Under both photos were dozens of messages of support for him, with people backing him to be king of the castle.

In a podcast, Scarlett said: “This is not me saying he is a vampire but I always think Richard Madeley is somehow drinking from the fountain of youth. Because that man has not aged in, like, 40 years,”

Some of Richard’s youthful experiences holidaying at his grandparent’s Shropshire farm may help him on I’m A Celeb.

He said: “They didn’t get full electricity until the late 60s.

“They didn’t have an indoor toilet till I was about nine or 10.

Fans were overjoyed to see Richard sporting '70s styles
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“They had a dunny. It was known in the family as the ­gloryhole. It was basically a wooden shack in the orchards behind the farmhouse.

“You went in and there was a wooden seat with a hole in it, worn smooth by my grandmother’s cheeks.

“And, yeah, you sat on that and you did your business.”

Madeley now fronts ITV ’s Good Morning Britain with Susanna Reid.

Wife and mum-of-four Judy, 73, left, who he presented with on ITV and Channel 4 for 21 years, now spends time out of the spotlight and is a published author.