Carol Vorderman shares graduation photo of herself aged 20 for #meat20


A host of celebrities have shared photos of themselves as part of a new social media challenge… but can you guess who they all are? 

Carol Vorderman showed her playful side when she joined a host of other celebrities in taking on the #MeAt20 photo challenge on social media on Friday, which sees people sharing throwback snaps of themselves aged 20. 

The 59-year-old took great delight in sharing a graduation snap of herself as she mocked her ‘very bad perm.’  

She captioned the image with the words: ‘Graduating age 20. 1981. Engineering. Cambridge Uni. ‘VERY bad perm. Inspired by Deirdre Barlow, John Bon Jovi with a hint of Cher #MeAt20.’

As she is now: Carol, aged 59, prefers to wear her hair blonde and in a straight style now

‘It was a very bad perm’: Carol Vorderman, 59, shared a graduation photo of herself aged 20 with hair inspired by Deirdre Barlow, Jon Bon Jovi and Cher’ on social media on Friday

Funny: She had included a very hilarious caption to go with it as she compared herself with other hair legends

 Funny: She had included a very hilarious caption to go with it as she compared herself with other hair legends 

One fan messaged her saying: ‘Once this lockdown is over I am going straight to Argos to purchase Babyliss hair crimpers for us both.’

She replied: ‘I already have some’ alongside some cry-face emojis.

Another compared her to Maisie Williams when she herself had brown curly hair and she wrote: ‘yep.. more than a hint … poor Maisie then xx ha.’ 

Do I win something? Actress Busy Philipps shared a sultry snap of herself and proved that she hasn't aged hardly at all since this picture was taken

Now aged 40: 20 years on, Busy looks just as lovely today as she did then

Do I win something? Actress Busy Philipps shared a sultry snap of herself and proved that she hasn’t aged hardly at all since this picture was taken

'I shall report myself': Actor Laurence Fox, 41, joked that he was still using his casting shot aged 20 in the current day

‘I shall report myself’: Actor Laurence Fox, 41, joked that he was still using his casting shot aged 20 in the current day

Good genes? 21 years may have passed, but Laurence still retains his youthful good looks and charm

Good genes? 21 years may have passed, but Laurence still retains his youthful good looks and charm 

Comedian: Julian Clary was all about the make-up and mullet when he was aged 20 if his professional headshot is anything to go by - he joked that the term 'singer' was used loosely back then after listing it as one of his talents

Keeping young: Now aged 60, there's no slowing down this Strictly charmer

Comedian: Julian Clary was all about the make-up and mullet when he was aged 20 if his professional headshot is anything to go by – he joked that the term ‘singer’ was used loosely back then after listing it as one of his talents 

Someone's been moisturising: TV presenter Julia Bradbury shared a snap of herself as a very youthful 20-something

Spot the difference: Julia looks incredible 29 years later (right)

 Someone’s been moisturising: TV presenter Julia Bradbury shared a snap of herself as a  very youthful 20-something

Busy Philipps, 40, also shared a throwback to herself at half the age she is now, on Twitter, writing: ‘Do I win something?’ She appears to have barely aged a day. 

Actor Laurence Fox, 41, tweeted: ‘I’m pretty sure this is still my casting headshot. I shall report myself for a violation of the Trade Descriptions act.’ 

TV presenter, Julia Bradbury, now 49, shared a youthful throwback and wrote: ‘Not sure why we’re all doing this but #MeAt20 (or there abouts…. )’

Longing: Radio DJ and screenwriter Danny Baker shared this throwback and a wish to still have the T-shirt he was wearing

Longing: Radio DJ and screenwriter Danny Baker shared this throwback and a wish to still have the T-shirt he was wearing 

All change: Now aged 62, Danny looks worlds apart from his former self with much shorter hair and a beard

All change: Now aged 62, Danny looks worlds apart from his former self with much shorter hair and a beard 

Singer Billy Bragg, 62, (right) shared this throwback snap on Twitter (left) and wrote: 'Am I too late for this thing?'

Never too late: Pictured in February, Billy has retained his boyish good looks

Singer Billy Bragg, 62, (right) shared this throwback snap on Twitter (left) and wrote: ‘Am I too late for this thing?’

Getting involved: Lin-Manuel Miranda joined in on the Twitter craze by posting a hilarious photo of himself aged 20 dressed as Jennifer Lopez

Getting involved: Lin-Manuel Miranda joined in on the Twitter craze by posting a hilarious photo of himself aged 20 dressed as Jennifer Lopez

Haha: Beauty And The Beast actor Josh Gad was keen to let everyone know who he was in this picture

Haha: Beauty And The Beast actor Josh Gad was keen to let everyone know who he was in this picture 

Mix and match: While he was rocking a platinum 'do aged 20, now aged 39, Josh is rocking a larger curlier go and thick-rimmed specs (right)

Movie star: The successful actor is also rocking the stubble a little more these days

Mix and match: While he was rocking a platinum ‘do aged 20, now aged 39, Josh is rocking a larger curlier go and thick-rimmed specs (right) 

Comedian Julian Clary, now aged 60 shared one of his acting head shots from 40 years ago, which was in black and white. 

He wrote: ‘#MeAt20 seems to be a thing. So here I am. The word “singer” was used loosely back then.’

Radio DJ and screenwriter Danny Baker looked worlds apart from his former self with a throwback of himself sitting on the floor in a rock T-shirt.

He wrote: ‘Me aged 20 in the Sniffin’ Glue punk rock room. Wish I still had that T.Rex T-Shirt.’ 

'So much mascara': TV star Les Dennis shared one of his professional pictures from back in the day

‘So much mascara’: TV star Les Dennis shared one of his professional pictures from back in the day 

Less mascara these days: Les shared this current picture of himself with his former Corrie co-star Sue Cleaver on Instagram recently - he is now aged 66

Less mascara these days: Les shared this current picture of himself with his former Corrie co-star Sue Cleaver on Instagram recently – he is now aged 66

Making a joke: Food writer Nigel Slater, now 62, found a picture of himself aged 21 with a 28inch waist

Making a joke: Food writer Nigel Slater, now 62, found a picture of himself aged 21 with a 28inch waist 

No worries here: Nigel an English food writer, journalist and broadcaster and still retains a perfectly acceptable waist size

No worries here: Nigel an English food writer, journalist and broadcaster and still retains a perfectly acceptable waist size 

Black and white snap: Broadcaster Krishnan Guru-Murphy took a look back at his fashion moment

Black and white snap: Broadcaster Krishnan Guru-Murphy took a look back at his fashion moment 

You can't stop time: The broadcaster, pictured in April last year is now aged 50

You can’t stop time: The broadcaster, pictured in April last year is now aged 50 

Singer Billy Bragg, 62, shared a throwback on Twitter and wrote: ‘Am I too late for this thing?’ as he posed in front of his old posters.

Beauty And The Beast actor Josh Gad, 39, shared a picture of himself with platinum blonde hair as he posed with a female friend, writing: ‘#MeAt20. Obviously the one on the left.’

Food writer Nigel Slater, now 62, found a picture of himself aged 21 with a 28inch waist 

Another celebrity to also get in on the act was Piers Morgan who also shared a snap of himself aged 20. The young Piers, now 55, is standing over a bay wearing a T-shirt and a pair of short shorts with red lip prints. 

Cricketer Andrew Flintoff took the opportunity to poke fun at his friend’s questionable fashion choice, joking: ‘Wow, that is where a set of lips should be nowhere near.’ 

Hilarious: Piers Morgan also posted a hilarious photo of himself aged 20 wearing a pair of shorts with red lip prints

Hilarious: Piers Morgan also posted a hilarious photo of himself aged 20 wearing a pair of shorts with red lip prints

Banter: Freddie Flintoff poked fun at his friend and his questionable fashion choices, joking 'that is where a set of lips should be nowhere near'

Banter: Freddie Flintoff poked fun at his friend and his questionable fashion choices, joking ‘that is where a set of lips should be nowhere near’

Piers retweeted the comment from the Top Gear presenter, as well as others comparing him to Mark Zuckerberg and Neil from the Inbetweeners.

The presenter, a keen cricket fan, has been friends with former all-rounder Freddie Flintoff for a number of years and previously interviewed the star on his Life Stories series. 

The Good Morning Britain presenter also posted the image on Instagram, where many, including Lizzie Cundy, mocked his outrageous shorts.

In the Instagram post, the young Piers is standing alongside his friend Robin McGibbon, a journalist and author.

He captioned the image: ‘Me at 20 with my oldest journalist mate @robinmcgibbon – you’d never believe we both went on to write books about boy bands.’

As he is now: Piers, now aged 55, is a regular face on GMB, which he co-hosts alongside Susanna Reid

As he is now: Piers, now aged 55, is a regular face on GMB, which he co-hosts alongside Susanna Reid 

Way back when: Piers also posted the image on Instagram in which he is standing alongside his friend and fellow journalist Robin McGibbon

Way back when: Piers also posted the image on Instagram in which he is standing alongside his friend and fellow journalist Robin McGibbon

In the 1990s, Piers wrote two books on Take That, while Robin has penned a number of books about pop’s biggest stars.

The 20 challenge on social media is the latest craze on social media, with a number of stars sharing awkward snaps from their youth.

Among those taking part have been Lin-Manuel Miranda who shared a photo of himself dressed as Jennifer Lopez, while Danny Baker posted an image of himself aged 20 wearing a T.Rex t-shirt.

A number of quarantine challenges have been shared on social media as people look to entertain themselves during the lockdown.

Life through a lens: Ricky Gervais's long-term partner Jane Fallon also shared this Bananarama-inspired snap of herself

Life through a lens: Ricky Gervais’s long-term partner Jane Fallon also shared this Bananarama-inspired snap of herself 

Present day: British author Jane, 59, pictured with Ricky in January, now favours a shorter blonde do

Present day: British author Jane, 59, pictured with Ricky in January, now favours a shorter blonde do

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