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Dr Hilary Jones looks unrecognisable in striking 90s throwback clip on Lorraine

Jun 16, 2022

Beloved ITV star Dr Hilary Jones looked worlds away from his usual professional self when he made his first TV debut on Lorraine back in the 1990s.

The 68-year-old is now a well-known doctor who shares a wide range of medical advice to viewers across various morning ITV shows.

However, the TV star’s showbiz career came from humble beginnings after he first joined the ITV team on GMTV back in May 1989 when he was just 35 years old.

And it’s fair to say he looks almost un recognisable now after Lorraine Kelly shared a striking throwback clip of the doctor as he shared some of the main signs that could point to a meningitis diagnosis.

In the throwback clip, the dad-of-five sports a full head of dark brown curly locks as he advises viewers on the outward signs of Meningitis with the equally youthful looking Eamonn Holmes.

He chuckled: “There’s a picture of me as a much younger looking man here showing the tumbler test, yes that was years ago.”

Lorraine couldn’t help but aww at the star’s younger self, as she gasped: “Oh, look at you – and there’s Eamonn!”

It comes as the 62-year-old Scott welcomed Bucks Fizz star Jay Aston's daughter onto the show as she opened up about the side effects she is experiencing after she nearly died from the illness.

Josie, 19, almost passed away earlier his year after she was diagnosed with the infection as her parents told her that she only had a 50% chance of survival.

Luckily, the songstress saved her daughter after she spotted the early signs of the Meningitis following her husband's near-death experience with the illness many years ago.

Jay confessed she originally thought Josie was suffering from a heatstroke but acted quickly once she realised it was something much worse as she dashed her teenager to the hospital when an ambulance failed to show up.

Doctors quickly put the teen in an induced coma after her organs began to shut down and was treated in a specialist kidney unit where she went on to make an impressive recovery.

The loving mother confessed that her daughter's kidney's are fully healed yet as she opened up about the long-term effects of the illness on the show.

She said: "Well her kidneys aren't right yet. The last blood test that she had they were functioning at just 12%, so we are hoping that she can avoid dialysis later on or a transplant.

"They've started moving – it was stuck at seven and it's getting better each week. They'll test them at the end of the month and we're just praying we'll get her up to 20% and out of the red zone."

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