Love Island's Iain Stirling unrecognisable in sweet throwback snaps to celebrate first TV job

Iain Stirling looked unrecognisable as he shared some sweet throwback snaps from his first TV job.

It’s been 13 years to the day since the Scots Love Island star started presenting Scoop on CBBC with Hacker T. Dog.

The dad-of-one was was feeling nostalgic as he celebrated the big anniversary of his first broadcast with Hacker from the ‘CBBC office’, providing the links in between shows.

Edinburgh-born Iain, who is married to telly host Laura Whitmore, looked fresh-faced and enthusiastic for what was to come in a string of pics shared on Instagram.

And the 34-year-old expressed his gratitude to the cuddly pooch puppet for his start to his showbiz career.

Iain told fans: “Happy 13th birthday to Iain and Hacker. I will forever be grateful to everyone at CBBC and of course Hacker (and his owner Phil) for my start in TV. Here’s to 13 more years in that dog’s shadow… Nice!”

As well as posting pictures on his Instagram grid, Iain shared a hilarious video of him with Hacker, and some of the challenging scenes he had to film with the boisterous dog.

And over on Hacker’s official account, the feeling of nostalgia was also going strong, with a raft of snaps posted up featuring his “owner” Phil and his former co-star Iain.

A post read: “kY’alright Cockers!! It’s 13 years ago today since I started on CBBC not bad for a six year old eh cockers!! #cbbc. #iainandhacker #iainstirling #anniversary #etc

Iain left CBBC in 2013 but returned two years later for CBBC’s 30th anniversary.

He went on present shows like The Dog Ate My Homework and Love Island and last summer he created sitcom Buffering, which aired on ITV2.

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