BREAKFAST TV LEGEND 'MAD' LIZZIE WEBB PUTS ANDREA, PENNY, CAROL AND KAYE THROUGH A HIP-THRUSTING WORKOUT!
It's been 35 years since fitness instructor 'Mad' Lizzie Webb made her debut on ITV breakfast show TV-am.
And today, the 70-year-old made her return to daytime TV as she appeared on our panel.
It was Lizzie who gave Take That their big break after spotting the then-struggling pop group and inviting them to perform a workout with her to their new song 'It Only Takes A Minute Girl'.
The 1992 broadcast proved a huge turning point in the boy band's career and the song ended up at No.7 on the UK singles chart.
'I'd seen them on TV. I thought, 'These guys have got something,' and asked if they'd like to come on TV with me. We played It Only Takes a Minute Girl and it got them in the charts. Nicky Chapman was their plugger at the time and said me a note saying thank you.'
Would you Adam and Eve it? Turns out Michael Buble needs some lessons when it comes to cockney rhyming slang? And who better to teach him than Linda Robson. But how will he respond when she asks him if he'll lend her a monkey?
ICON OF KIDS TV TIMMY MALLETT CHALLENGES GLORIA, JANE AND NADIA TO A GAME OF MALLETT'S MALLET... BUT WHO WILL BE CROWNED CHAMPION.
In ‘utterly brilliant’ news, children’s TV star Timmy Mallett joined us on today’s show, as our retro TV week continued.
Best known for hosting the Breakfast TV classic 'Wide Awake Club' before going on to present its wacky spin-off 'Wacaday', Timmy is most proud of making important historical moments interesting for young viewers.
‘The Berlin Wall was funny – we went there to tell the story about the fall of the Berlin Wall and my Director said, ‘just knock it down Timmy… with the mallet’, so I did!’.
The game Mallett’s Mallet came about after a brainstorm with Timmy and the team for a new game and Timmy says he will always love ‘noise and nonsense’: ‘My boss at TV-am said, ‘keep a wide-eyed wonderment of the world’, and I love that phrase and have kept it ever since’.
One of the most bizarre moments of Timmy’s life was when he bopped Margaret Thatcher on the head with the mallet: ‘I was at the House Of Commons Christmas party with the hammer and she came up and asked me ‘oooh what does that do’, and I said ‘it does this’… bosh.’
Timmy’s most recent project was one very close to his heart as he completed a 2,500-mile charity ride across Europe in memory of his late brother Martin.
The challenge received public backing from the Prime Minister Theresa May and the Duke of Cambridge, but sadly the bike he rode on throughout the challenge was stolen.
‘It was stolen outside my pub and yesterday I got a call from Thames Valley Police to say they’ve found the vehicle involved, it’s been abandoned in Slough, we’ve got forensics on it, and we think we’ve got a suspect’.
Watch the full chat with Timmy in the video above.
ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES REUNION!
Lovely jubbly! Only Fools And Horses stars Tessa Peake-Jones and Gwyneth Strong, who played Raquel and Cassandra, reunited on TV for first time in 15 years as part of Loose Women's Retro Week!
The actress appeared together for the first time since the long-running sitcom ended in 2003.
Tessa played Raquel, the long-suffering girlfriend of Del Boy Trotter, played by David Jason, while Gwyneth was Cassandra who married Rodney, played by Nicholas Lyndhurst.
And while they shard some behind the scenes secrets about filming the classic comedy Gwyneth and Tessa also recalled Cassandra's heartbreaking miscarriage scene in the 1996 Christmas special.
'It was an amazing scene in that he wrote both a tragedy and a comedy,' said Gwyneth of writer John Sullivan. 'I remember when we talked about the miscarriage, I thought "How on earth will we do that?" But we had such a response from people who watched it.'
Tessa also spoke of her nerves filming her first scene on the show with David Jason.
'My very first day at Waterloo station with David holding flowers that were bigger than him,' she revealed. 'I was probably the only person in the country that had never watched Only Fools, I just did it because the script was so amazing. At that moment it was only meant to be a one-off episode, David came to the second audition because he wanted to see what the chemistry was like between us.'
Watch the video to see the reunion interview!