JAY Blades recently shared a couple of throwback snaps and the youngster fans see is a far cry from the presenter BBC viewers know and love.
Jay is perhaps best known for presenting a couple of popular BBC series: Money For Nothing and The Repair Shop.
However, the 51-year-old also features in a new BBC documentary called Jay Blades: Learning to Read at 51.
In the doc, the telly personality and furniture restorer opens up about his struggles with dyslexia as the filmmakers chart his journey to improve his reading skills.
Part of the programme sees the Hackney-born star visit a school specialising in educating kids with dyslexia.
Some of the kids at the school are probably around the same age as Jay in one of the throwback pics the TV host has shared on his Instagram in recent months – where he looks totally different!
In the adorable shot, fans will see a boyish Jay minus his trademark dark specs and baker boy hat.
Instead, the 23-year-old appears in a pink tee tucked and blue jeans and sports a snazzy tache and…BIC pen.
In the comments, one of Jay’s 123,000 followers writes, “Great pic”, while a second joins in to say, “Jay, you’ve changed SOO much. Hardly recognised you!!”
In a previous throwback snap, an even younger Jay once again looks barely recognisable.
He poses the house down in front of a Christmas tree, decked out in baggy green khaki pants and brown checked pullover.
Fans love that post too, with one penning, “Love this photo, too cute,” while a second adds: “Wow! Love those crazy trousers”.
Jay Blades: Learning to Read at 51 aired last night on BBC One at 9pm and is now available on iPlayer.