SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Anthea Turner, 59, empties her wardrobe of age-inappropriate clothes after fearing she looked like ‘mutton dressed as lamb’
TV presenter Anthea Turner has had a major cull of all her skimpy clothes.
‘It’s a frightening thought but you need to ask ”Is this mutton dressed as lamb?” the 59-year-old says.
‘I think the best thing you can do is do what I did recently and have an age clear-out of your wardrobe.
‘Recruit an assistant who knows you really well — maybe a daughter or a younger friend.
‘Thankfully my stepdaughter Claudia was only too happy to help with all of that.
Anthea Turner posing on a trampoline in 1992 (left), and at the ‘9 to 5 the Musical’ Gala Night in London in February (right)
Anthea Turner (left) attending the Hot Gossip launch party in London in 2015
‘In the end we had a big pile of clothes, some of which she ended up with, but you know what, we were both happy.
‘I felt relieved, like, ”I don’t need to worry whether that skirt is actually too short for me”.
‘The best thing of all is that I have plenty of room in my wardrobe to fill up with new things — age appropriate of course.’