Makeover turns back the years

Craig Dight and Tracey Ellis after the makeover.
Craig Dight and Tracey Ellis after the makeover. Submitted

TWEED couple Craig Dight and Tracy Ellis have traded in their “worn out” appear- ances for shiny new ones that have made them look years younger.

In an episode of 10 Years Younger in 10 Days aired on Prime TV last night, the couple underwent extensive makeovers in front of a national audience.

And while most people would hate the thought of others honing in on their flaws, Ms Ellis and Mr Dight willingly put themselves on display as members of the public tried to guess their ages based on their appearances. makeover couple

The couple, who have two children, said they had let their looks go under the stress of family life and an illness Ms Ellis had suffered in the past.

But both Mr Dight and Ms Ellis' fears were realised when they listened to the public's opinion of their appearances.

When being told that they looked 45 and 44 - when their real ages are 38 and 39 - Mr Dight and Ms Ellis said they felt “unsettled and intimidated”.

Surrendering themselves to two competing teams of stylists who worked around the clock to make them look younger, nothing was sacred.

Their hair styles, fitness levels, dress sense and teeth all came under scrutiny.

While Mr Dight appeared ready for anything the style gurus could throw at him, Ms Ellis seemed to find the process more difficult.

She was emotional at almost every turn, and then blamed her tantrums on a lack of sleep.

But after what seemed like 10 very long days, complete with gym workouts, clothes fittings and cos- metic surgery, the couple were almost unrecognis- able and seemed to have renewed energy.

At the end of the show, their new looks were inspected by the public, who decided they both looked 35.

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