Love Island star and 90s TV icon Jenny Powell baffle fans with unlikely friendship
90s legend Jenny Powell and Love Island lothario Charlie Brake left fans scratching their heads as they struck up an unlikely showbiz friendship
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Wheel of Fortune TV staple Jenny Powell and Love Island hunk Charlie Brake seem to have become two of showbiz’s most unlikely friends.
52-year-old Jenny and 24-year-old Charlie look to have struck up a friendship as they posed for a snap together at a gin-fuelled London bash.
Charlie shot to fame overnight when he waltzed into the Love Island villa in 2018 and coupled up with Ellie Brown.
It wasn’t meant to be, though, and the pair split after briefly dating in the outside world.
Jenny, meanwhile, boasts a prestigious telly career, and is perhaps best known for presenting Wheel of Fortune between 1995 and 2000.
Sharing the snap on Instagram, Charlie told that they’d for an “afternoon G&T” at London spot, Grays and Feather.
“Is that Jenny Powell?” one confused fan asked.
“She’s gorgeous,” another gushed.
Others joked that the two could be an item – despite Jenny being engaged to a man known publicly only as Martin.
“The romance we never thought we needed until now,” they laughed.
During lockdown, millionaire Charlie complained that he was cooped up in the Monaco family home amid coronavirus, and claimed he was suffering from symptoms.
“Haven’t been able to to taste or smell for about 5 days now,” he tweeted, “driving me up the wall.”
He also lamented that shops like Louis Vuitton had been forced to close their doors as part of lockdown measures.
Monaco is where dad Phil is thought to live, with Charlie visiting a lot during normal times.
His family made their money from Brakes Food Wholesalers, which they flogged for a whopping £400 million.
Jenny, meanwhile, is happily engaged to Martin, after meeting him completely by chance.
She told Kate Thornton’s White Wine Question Time podcast: “I was in Pret a Manger in Euston waiting to get the train back up to Manchester and this Adonis walks in, I thought, ‘Bloody hell, he’s alright.’
“And I just put my head down because I was ogling him and this shadow just loomed over me and it was him asking if he could sit down.”