Clarke Gayford shares throwback snap of NZ celebs

  • 09/10/2018
Clarke Gayford shares throwback snap of NZ celebs
Photo credit: Clarke Gayford / Instagram

He might be best known as the partner of Jacinda Ardern's partner and father of Neve, but Clarke Gayford was once a hip young TV host.

In 2003, Gayford was one of several future Kiwi celebrities employed at C4, the music channel which launched 15 years ago this month.

He posted a photo to Instagram showing him and his colleagues sporting bootcut jeans, spiky hair and other iconic styles of the early 2000s.

"Hoo-boy where does the time go?" he wrote, following up with the hashtag #jeancrimes.

The photo shows Gayford posing alongside Phil Bell - also known as DJ Sir-Vere, the station manager of Mai FM; Camilla Martin; TV personality Jaquie Brown; broadcaster James Coleman; TV3 voiceover artist and actress Teuila Blakely, former George FM host Nick D, and Jono Pryor, of Jono and Ben fame.

Gayford also posted a follow-up set of images of he and Brown posing with vegetables for a bizarre promo shoot.

C4 was a much-loved source of music videos and animated shows until its demise in 2014, when it was replaced with The Edge TV.