Elle Macpherson floors Alison Hammond and This Morning viewers with her age

by 24britishtvMay 26, 2023, 7:20 p.m. 14

Elle Macpherson managed to shock This Morning's Alison Hammond after revealing her age.

The internationally acclaimed supermodel appeared opposite Alison, 48, and her co-host Dermot O'Leary , 49, on today's instalment of the beloved daytime programme to discuss her thoughts on wellness, and how her perception of her famous body has changed over the years.

But she left the presenters - and viewers at home - dumbfounded when she revealed she's almost 60-years-old.

Discussing her changing body image and her approach to wellness, Elle said: "There's been a couple of crossroads - the first was when I was 40, well 35, with the birth of my first son. I started to realise how incredible the body was because, in the past, I understood wellness as being fitness - and that's what I did.

"I did fitness with bells on and I honed the tone of the body that I required for work."

The former Friends guest star said after pregnancy and childbirth, she saw the "true magic" of the human body and realised "this concept of perfection on the outside was really so much more magical on the inside".

She continued and said the second "crossroads" came about when she turned 50, which was "10 years ago". She confessed to being "in a terrible state" and said she was "putting on weight" while her skin was "dry" and her hair was "brittle", but doctors told her that's partly what happens as you age.

Alison interjected and said: "Sorry, can we just rewind? Did you just say, 10 years ago, you turned 50?"

Dermot let out a laugh, and said: "There was a collective gasp in our ear."

His co-host asked for further confirmation and said: "You're not 60 now?" Elle then confirmed she'll be turning 60 next year.

Bubbly Alison then told the former model and wellness guru that she looks "amazing".

This Morning viewers were equally stunned to discover the model's age, and took to social media to share their thoughts.

One said: "Elle Macpherson is 60?!"

Another said: "Seems like yesterday when she was on Friends. Bloody hell time is flying", while a third commented: "Elle MacPherson looks incredible for nearly 60! B***h [laughing face emoji]".

And another quipped: "If I looked like her at 34 I'd be chuffed", while another added: "this beautiful woman is 59, good lord, amazing".

During the interview, Elle also revealed she "didn't love modelling" but was incredibly grateful for "what it brought" her; allowing her to travel the world, learn new languages and meet people from all walks of life.

She said: "It's been a beautiful means to an end for me."
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