Exhausted mother is unrecognisable after 10 Years Younger In 10 Days

Exhausted mother is unrecognisable after  10 Years Younger In 10 Days

Exhausted mother whose three children have additional needs and care worker who lost confidence after serious head injury are unrecognisable after makeovers on 10 Years Younger In 10 Days

  • Worn out mother-of-three Alison says she’s spent years ‘battling and coping’ 
  • Daughter Holly has Down’s Syndrome, sons Ben and Nicky have additional needs
  • Appeared on Channel 5’s 10 Years Younger In 10 Days with case worker Marcia
  • Viewers were stunned by the transformations saying they looked ‘incredible’

An exhausted mother whose three children have additional needs and a care worker who lost her confidence after a serious head injury were unrecognisable after breathtaking makeovers in Channel 5’s 10 Years Younger in 10 Days, which aired last night.

Full time mum Alison, 49, has dedicated herself to looking after her three children Holly, who has Down’s Syndrome, Ben and Nicky – both of whom have additional needs – for the last 12 years, admitting she’s spent more than a decade just ‘battling and coping’. 

Meanwhile, Marcia, 54,  decided to sign up for the show after suffering a serious head injury in a freak accident at work which robbed her self-esteem and put a stop to her social life.    

Before their makeovers  a public poll thought Alison looked 54, while they judged Marcia to be 60.

But thanks to the expertise of 10 Years Younger’s stylist, hair, make-up and dentistry specialists, their makeovers looked years off their appearance with a second poll guessing Alison as 44 and Marcia as 46.

Viewers were in awe of the transformations, with several hailing them ‘fabulous’ and saying they looked even younger than their poll age. 

‘Wow, that really worked!,’ said one Twitter user.

‘Amazing hair and make-up, they look amazing,’ added another. 


Worn out mother-of-three Alison dedicated herself to looking after her three children for the last 12 years, admitting she’s spent over a decade just ‘battling and coping’. She is pictured left before and right after her makeover

Speaking ahead of her makeover, Alison said: ‘I’m a full-time mum to three children, they’ve all got additional needs. Holly has Down’s Syndrome and Nicky is currently going through assessment for autism.

‘Holly has been so ill, she’s had so many different, medical complexities. I’ve had 12 years of battling and coping. I’m just exhausted.’ 

Alison’s husband David added: ‘Until you have a child with special needs you don’t fully understand the system’. 


Case worker Marcia decided to sign up for the show after suffering a serious head injury in a freak accident at work robbed her of her self-esteem. Pictured left before and right after

After coming to the show tired and defeated, Alison’s makeover saw her ditch her plain clothes for a chic glittery Rixo frock which showed off her cinched in waist with an equally as glamorous silver belt.  

Her family were stunned as Alison revealed her new glamorous look, which included swapping her un-styled brown hair for a fashionable red pixie cut, donning stylish statement earrings and a subtle make-up look. 

As well as a wardrobe overhaul and sleek new haircut, Alison is given a new smile from a cosmetic dentist.

Before their makeovers a public poll thought Alison looked 54, but she is only 49 (pictured before he makeover)

Dr Uchenna Okoye gave the mother-of-three a layer of composite bonding, known as ‘fake enamel’ teeth to get rid of any yellowing.

‘That looks incredible, that’s not me, it’s like I’m young again,’ Alison said after seeing her new smile. 

‘She looks fab,’ one viewer wrote.

‘Love her, she’s glowing,’ added another.

‘Wow, Alison looked amazing,’ tweeted a third.  

Host Cherry Healey (pictured) and the team set about restoring Marcia’s confidence, and over the ten days tried out various anti ageing technology, specialist hair treatments, and styling that resulted in a jaw dropping transformation.

Meanwhile, care worker Marcia revealed how a bad accident at work affected her speech and robbed her of her confidence, preferring to hide away at home than enjoy the social life she once had. 

A mini bus door hit her on the back of her head, lacerating her ear and causing her speech to slow and her to feel general confusion. 

Host Cherry Healey and the team set about restoring Marcia’s confidence, and over the ten days tried out various anti ageing technology, specialist hair treatments, and styling that resulted in a jaw dropping transformation.

She met with celebrity beautician Nilam Holmes who gave her a lunchtime face lift, which stimulates growth of new collagen beneath the service of the skin.

Marcia also got a laser treatment to smooth our wrinkles and a facial device to lift her jowls.

Care worker Marcia revealed how a bad accident at work affected her speech and robbed her of her confidence, preferring to hide away at home than enjoy the social life she once had. She is pictured before her makeover

Later, she also learned how to look after her hair, after saying she wanted to ditch her lifelong hair style of a slicked back bun. 

‘I don’t normally get my hair done, I’ve been to the hairdresser twice in my life, I want to embrace my curls and learn to manage them,’ she told texture specialist Junior Green.

After the transformation, her hair leave the basic bun and is styled in glamorous Hollywood curls to the delight of her daughters.

Marcia’s family were visibly emotional when she stepped out wearing an elegant blue bodycon dress, teamed with a fashionable gold chain necklace with her hair styled out with a blow dry.  

‘ You look so gorgeous, so beautiful, look at you, my Queen!’ he daughter said through tears.

‘I think I’m back now darling, Marcia’s back in the room, I was a miserable cow before, but it’s time to be a diva’ Marcia added.

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