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Susanna Reid baffles fans with incredible throwback photo - find out why

The Good Morning Britain host has aged very well…

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Jenni McKnight
US Lifestyle Editor
Updated: January 22, 2020
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Susanna Reid left fans scratching their heads this week when she shared an incredible throwback photo. The Good Morning Britain host stunned her followers when she uploaded a snap of herself presenting BBC News 20 years ago – but she looks younger now than she did then! The 49-year-old was almost unrecognisable, wearing a lilac suit and sporting a short pixie cut and appeared to have a much sterner expression than we're used to seeing today. Captioning the photo, she wrote on Instagram: "Someone at TV Live unearthed my first national news bulletin on BBC TV. It was in May 2000 so there’s 20 years between these pictures. Rocking the Playmobil hair."

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Susanna's followers were quick to express their shock over her more-youthful appearance 20 years on. One commented: "Crikey looks much younger now," while another said: "Blimey doesn't look the same person, looks younger and more attractive now." A third added: "Aged like a very fine and beautiful wine," while a fourth simply said: "You're like a female #BenjaminButton," referring to the 2008 movie in which Brad Pitt plays Benjamin Button, a man who suffers from a rare ageing ailment where he ages backward.

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Fans think Susanna looks younger now than 20 years ago

The former Strictly star's youthful appearance has no doubt been helped by her decision to adopt a healthier lifestyle. In 2018, Susanna quit drinking alcohol and in April 2019, she admitted giving up booze has transformed her skin and well-being. In an interview with The Sunday Times Magazine, she opened up about being sober. She said at the time: "My skin isn't perfect but it's clearer. And so is my head. I am sleeping better."

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Susanna quit drinking alcohol in 2018

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The mum-of-three continued: "I don’t have hangxiety. I don't miss for a minute that feeling of fizzing in your body in the morning, which meant I couldn't quite relax the day after a big night." Susanna first started her sobriety journey after a doctor's health warning about weight gain. Since then she has lost a stone and a half and "feels fantastic".

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