Incredible throwbacks of celebrities making their TV debuts – The Sun

THEY may be big names in the world of showbiz now, but our favourite stars had to start somewhere.

Here, we take a trip down memory lane to find out exactly where our celebs started their longstanding careers – but can you guess the famous faces?

Phillip Schofield

The This Morning presenter, 58, has enjoyed a longstanding career on the small screen – over three decades to be precise.

However, Phil's big break came as he presented the links between TV shows on CBBC, which was known as children's BBC at the time.

The fresh faced host became a firm favourite on the programme for two years before moving onto Saturday morning children's TV show Going Live!

Susanna Reid

The 49-year-old presenter first appeared on TV screens in 2000 when she was in her 20s with short hair.

Her debut was no doubt a far cry from her on-screen persona now as she's known for her feisty debates with ITV co-host Piers Morgan.

Speaking on her first news bulletin, Susanna recently admitted: "I don't think that's the first thing that strikes you, it's the hair!"

Eamonn Holmes

It's been over four decades since lovable host Eamonn first graced our TV screens, having first appeared as a 21-year-old television news anchor.

The star, now 60, looked handsome as he sported thick black hair and a navy suit to present Good Evening Ulster in Ireland.

He later went on to host the very first episode of GMTV in 1993 and stayed with the morning show until 2005.

James Corden

He's currently living it up in the US, but it appears James hasn't always had the best of gigs.

The Gavin and Stacey star, 41, kickstarted his blossoming career by appearing in Tango adverts in the late 90s, but he became a household name through the TV series Fat Friends, which ran from 2000 to 2005.

The fizzy drink advert, which was banned two weeks after it was first released following a string of complaints, was shot in 1998 when James was just 20.

Jack Whitehall

Jack has since gone on to star in comedy series' Fresh Meat and Bad Education, but his first TV gig saw him take on the part of a fresh faced youngster in ITV show Noah's Ark.

The child actor, now 31, filmed the series, which focused on a country vet and his family, when he was around nine years old.

He recently poked fun at the role on Instagram, saying: "Some early acting work. My appearance in ITVs Noah’s Ark.

"I think this was when my father decided to finally stump up for elocution lessons. And don’t worry I gave Cyril the rabbit it’s teeth back."

Myleene Klass

Myleene landed her big break ITV show Popstars in 2001, where she broke onto our screens with a rousing rendition of I Will Always Love You.

The 42-year-old later went on to reach the final and was selected as a member of pop group Hear’Say.

After this Myleene independently released two solo classical albums in 2003 and 2007.

Simon Cowell

The 60-year-old music mogul made his TV debut on a game show Sale of the Century in 1989.

He made it through two episodes after winning the first round, but only won £20 worth of cooking utensils in the end.

Speaking on the TV appearance, he previously said: "It was an accident, I didn’t audition.

"My sister-in-law, ex-sister-in-law, I might add, after this – was like a host or something on this particular show and then one day a contestant didn’t show up and she said, 'Would you like to be on?', never thinking years later this would come back to haunt me."

Holly Willoughby

Before Holly landed her job on ITV, the presenter appeared on show CITV's S Club TV.

She also took part in a film called S Club 7: Artistic Differences – which saw the group fall out over their creative differences.

The This Morning host, now 39, would have been a teenager at the time of filming – and was certainly just as gorgeous back then.

Ant and Dec

The Britain's Got Talent presenters first met on children's television show, Byker Grove in 1990.

They played PJ (Ant McPartlin) and Duncan (Declan Donnelly) – Dec was on the show from 1989 and Ant joined in 1990.

Their friendship began when they shared storylines on the show, creating a bond off-screen as well as on.

Piers Morgan

The 55-year-old Good Morning Britain host hasn't always caused controversy on the ITV morning show.

In fact, the presenter first rose to media fame through writing and editing for several red top tabloids.

Amanda Holden

Amanda's first TV appearance saw the host take part in a awkward episode of Cilla Black’s Blind Date in 1991.

Despite her stunning looks, 19-year-old Amanda wasn’t selected by the bachelor on the dating show and revealed her ideal man was Jack Nicholson.

While she didn't land herself a date, the experience did pave the way for her career on television.

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