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Fancy seeing Bradley Walsh and Shane Richie with dodgy 80s haircuts?!

Bradley Walsh at the Baftas, wearing a tux and bowtie
(Image credit: David Fisher/BAFTA/REX/Shutterst)

Check out two of TV's biggest names having fun together back in the 1980s...

It was the 1980s, the decade of the dodgy haircut, and there were none dodgier than the ones sported by Bradley Walsh and Shane Richie on an old TV show!

Bradley, 57, was the host of a show called You Must Be Joking, billed as an entertainment series featuring comedians, including Shane. What do you make of Shane’s shirt and waistcoat?

Bradley Walsh and Shane Richie sporting 80s haircuts on You Must be Joking

You Must Be Joking! The year was 1989 and these two were having a good laugh

Shane, 54, popped up more than once on the series, which also featured the late great Frank Carson, who died aged 85 in 2012.

Here's one more snap of Bradley and Shane on the show for good luck... it's a different episode, but we're not sure the clothes have improved!

Bradley Walsh and Shane Richie on You Must Be Joking

Bradley and Shane are of course still very much household names. Bradley has mixed acting – Coronation Street, Law & Order: UK and soon in Doctor Who – with presenting, including hosting The Chase.

Shane, meanwhile, has also done plenty of acting, most famously as Alfie Moon, a role he surprisingly returned to last night on EastEnders.

We’re not sure if the boys will thank us for digging out these old pictures, but come on, they’re corkers!

Main pic: David Fisher/BAFTA/REX/Shutterstock; You Must Be Joking pics: ITV/REX/Shutterstock

David is the What To Watch Editor and has over 20 years of experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest television and film news for What To Watch.


Before working for What To Watch, David spent many years on TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough. 


David started out as a writer on TV Times before becoming the title's deputy features editor and then features editor. During his time on TV Times, David also helped run the annual TV Times Awards. David is a huge Death in Paradise fan, although he's still failed to solve a case before the show's detective! He also loves James Bond and controversially thinks that Timothy Dalton was an excellent 007.


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